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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Haiku #131

One page in four years -
the average Egyptian
reading a novel

11 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

Really only one page every four years! Good grief!

steven said...

it would certainly cut down on their amazon bills! steven

Derrick said...

Hi Dave,

When your whole life is a mix of history, archaeology and wild romance, who needs to read?!

Helen said...

Four years is a shame ..
Folks should read books together ..
And step up the pace!

ArtistUnplugged said...

They were much too busy coming up with their cotton!

Ronda Laveen said...

They must have been those huge stone tablets.

Mr. Stupid said...

In that case, reading the "Harry Potter Series" will go down in history. And that would be with a Mummy... tee hee
Have an awesome day Dave!:)

Short Poems said...

Nice one :)

Dave King said...

All
My thanks again to each and every.
Wonderful suggestion from Helen, I thought - and in a Haiku, too!

What struck me, reading this piece of news was the way in which the stats were given. i.e. misleadingly, as so often. They didn't mean the average Egyptian, of course, though that's what they said. For a start, there is a 30% illiteracy rate, and those who can read tend not to read novels. Sales of a few hundred books counts as a best seller.

Kass said...

Statistics are weird,
making truth ambiguous.
It's hard to trust them.

Susie Hemingway said...

I read this to my Egyptian husband - he laughed.