WEARSIDERS are among the country’s biggest book worms, according to new research.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) found they get through 30 books every year, five more than the national average.
The findings were revealed in a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 people.
The research showed almost nine in 10 people reported that they read regularly,
Becca McRow, from the RNIB, said: “It’s great to see that so many people still love to get lost in a good book and it’s not surprising that for so many of us it’s a really important way to relax and unwind.”
RNIB Day, which aims to open up a “world of reading” for blind and partially sighted people, will take place on October 11. There are regular book readings at libraries across Sunderland where authors are invited to give readings in a bid to encourage young people to get involved.