Wednesday, April 09, 2008

What's YOUR Favorite Booik?

Some surprises and some not-surprises in the Reuters Life survey on the most popular book in America.

As long as I've been around, the #1 has been the Bible - and it still is.

But there's lots to ponder in the other results. Here's a few tidbits. For the full report, go here.

  • #2 for men is J. R. R. Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings" while for women, it's Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind"

  • For 18- to 31-year-olds it was J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, while 32- to 43-year-olds named Stephen King's "The Stand" and Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons."

  • "Gone With the Wind" was number two in the southern and midwestern United States while easterners chose "The Lord of the Rings" and westerners opted for "The Stand."

  • Whites and Hispanics picked "Gone With the Wind" as their second-favorite book after the Bible, while African-Americans preferred "Angels and Demons."

What do you make of this? Share your thoughts with me at . None of those mentioned would have been my second choice. How about you? Let's hear some other favorites.

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