Reading Going Out of Style
According to a recent newsweek article, while more books are being published each year, Americans are reading less and less for pleasure. More shocking is what they quote from a recent government report. It says: “at the current rate of loss, literary reading as a leisure activity will virtually disappear in half a century.” I’d like to think that’s an overstatement, but there is probably some truth in that. Hey, I myself am finding it difficult to achieve goal of reading at least 2 books a month. I even quit my bookclub. In the past year, I’d only gone about 2-3 times and so decided to give up membership to someone who would hopefully be more committed. Maybe I need to look into some sort of device to listen to books as I work out, ride the bus, etc. I’ve resisted the urge for a long time as there is nothing like having a good book on hand and turning the pages, but I’m not even doing that anymore. So does anyone have any recommendations on what I should consider buying? Can I listen to a book on an IPod? Hmmm! Maybe I should go do some research.