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Old 12-18-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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How the hell does LA, Las Vegas, Houston, and Atlanta make the top 10 list for bookworm cities? LOL
Apparently by hosting more literary events than most of the other cities.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Top Cities for Sports

1. Seattle, Washington
2. Denver, Colorado
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
4. Atlanta, Georgia
5. Baltimore, Maryland
6. St. Louis, Missouri
7. San Antonio, Texas
8. Dallas, Texas
9. Hartford, Connecticut
10. Los Angeles, California

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How in God's green earth Holy Mary Mother of God of Mercy Jesus did SEATTLE win the best sports award!!!!!?????????
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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How in God's green earth Holy Mary Mother of God of Mercy Jesus did SEATTLE win the best sports award!!!!!?????????
Especially considering that they just lost the Sonics.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Apparently by hosting more literary events than most of the other cities.
Right. The list is a rank of the best/most literary events among cities. I know the Los Angeles Time Festival of Books on the campus of UCLA is the largest public book festival in the USA so that probably pulled it up in EVENT rankings. That doesn't mean the population of a city like Boston is less "well read," because remember the list is about events.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Houston should rank higher. I believe several events were affected by Hurricane Ike.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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This list is so-so. How in the heck did NYC not make the top spot for most events for bookworms? NYC has 3 public library branches ( New York, Brooklyn, and Queens) and The Queens Borough Public Library has the highest circulation of any library in the nation-that is higher than the one in Manhattan! lol. This list is crazy!
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm not even sure how you would measure "well-read-ness".
Very easily. You can divide the number of public library members and/or patrons into the total city population. For example, if 100,000 people in Philadelphia had library cards, and there were 1,500,000 residents in the city, then 1/15 or 6.7% of the population is "well-read" in that sense. If 500,000 of the 3,000,000 people in Los Angeles had library membership, then that would be 16.7%. Then again this IS difficult to quantify. What about people who don't belong to the library yet "hang out" every Saturday for hours to sit and read a good book at Borders or Barnes & Noble? What about blind residents who would love to read but don't have access to literature in Braille? What about people who have library memberships but haven't set foot in the structure to check out a book in years?
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hum Interesting List.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Very easily. You can divide the number of public library members and/or patrons into the total city population. For example, if 100,000 people in Philadelphia had library cards, and there were 1,500,000 residents in the city, then 1/15 or 6.7% of the population is "well-read" in that sense. If 500,000 of the 3,000,000 people in Los Angeles had library membership, then that would be 16.7%. Then again this IS difficult to quantify. What about people who don't belong to the library yet "hang out" every Saturday for hours to sit and read a good book at Borders or Barnes & Noble? What about blind residents who would love to read but don't have access to literature in Braille? What about people who have library memberships but haven't set foot in the structure to check out a book in years?
I got a library card and I don't use it....anyways those list suck big time. New York for best outdoors???? I just loving hunting and camping in central park.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Oh....my.

Seriously, who put that list together? lol

Absolutely, without a doubt, thee single dumbest list Ive ever seen compiled. Ever. Whoever put that list together is either A) blind, B) dumb, C) braindead, D) mentally retarded, E) ignorant or F) all of the above.

I choose F.
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