24/8 Book Club


Thank God for Books
August 30, 2007, 11:33 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Book Notes, News


The Guardian cites an AP poll: “A quarter of US adults say they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll.” The poll seems to offer insights on whether men or women read more, as well as hints about age, geographical location, genre preferences, and much more. Apparently, more women read books, and men seem to prefer nonfiction books.
I wasn’t startled, I was sad. Even with all the media attention that authors and books are getting, there are still millions of people who count text messaging as reading.Falise and I started  the 24/8 Book CLub, to remind and encourage women to take some time to read. It doesn’t have to be the Great Book of Western Civillization. Opening up any book,even a magzine  just for the pure joy of  the written word. Reading for escape, for insights, for knowledge, to open our imagainations, whatever. Just to read. Technolgy may be feeding us information, but, reading feeds our souls. 

JoAnne

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