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Unformatted text preview: homework? Then I stop and think more. An average guarantees that there are people who read above and below this level. Most people I know spend far more than 99 hours a year reading. This means that there have to be people not reading at all to make up for people like me. At this point Im going to let my optimism kick in and hope that children too young to read and really old people who were too busy working on their family farms to go to school are making up a majority of that. Ill try to ignore the voice in my head telling me that enough people dont fall into those categories to make up for the average being so low. The truth is that the written word is becoming less and less valued which is unfortunate since there is so much to learn from books....
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