what do they do?

One in Four Read No Books Last Year
One in four adults read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and older people were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices.

The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can hardly be called ravenous. The typical person claimed to have read four books in the last year half read more and half read fewer. Excluding those who hadn't read any, the usual number read was seven.

I'm being very serious. I am not poking fun. I'm not making judgment on any of the non-readers. I seriously want to know - what do people do when they haven't read a single book in a whole year?

I honestly can't imagine not reading a single book for a whole entire year. I really, really can't. It hasn't happened since I learned how to read.  I can't fathom not reading. I certainly do get that not everyone reads as much as I do. And I know that not everyone has the financial ability to buy as many books as I do.  I get that, I really, really do.  Especially the financial part. I remember when money was tight what a treat it was to buy a book, especially a new book.

But what do people do when they don't read? TV? Computer? Video games? Work? Read magazines? Sports? School? Craft? Blog? Am I missing out on some really great activities?  I mean, I know I really ought to get out more (working from home turns you into a bit of a hermit...) but I'm pretty sure I haven't isolated myself *that* much.

It confounds me. It really does.