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Millennials Reading More Than Anyone, Thank You Very Much

For all that fretting about how the Millennial generation is too busy tweeting, texting, blogging and catching up on episodes of Gossip Girl to have time for books, new studies find that they're actually doing the most reading in America. In 2011, Millennials bought 30 percent of all books sold in the United States, as opposed to Boomers, who bought just 24 percent. Of course, they're doing most of their buying and reading through online vendors, so this isn't exactly cheerful news for print publications yet, but it's good news for anyone who was worried that the next generation doesn't read. Now, whether or not they're reading something good or if most of those sales can be attributed to Twilight is anyone's guess ...

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Nicholas Price

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Nicholas Price commented…

It's only 'cause we're all still in school. I mean....seriously...all this reading is...like...totally getting in the way of playing "Angry Birds"

Adam Brewster

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Adam Brewster commented…

Or maybe we just buy books because they'll look cool on our bookshelves...

I worry that maybe the reading itself is still left undone for the most part.

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