Yes, yes it is. When you can point to a sample set substantially larger than your friends, you might have some ground to stand on.
Uh, OK. Well, I personally believe that due to the popularity of TV and film, as well as the online digital revolution, our country's priority has shifted vastly away from reading printed books.
Apparently this is a controversial view that you take issue with, so I'll add a disclaimer saying this is only my opinion. It also happens to be backed up by the slump in printed book sales that increases per year but otherwise it's just like my opinion, man.