Eileen Cook alerted us to these shocking facts:
58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.
42% of college graduates never read another book.
80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
In response to this she has issued the following challenge:
I want those who have blogs to post about the need to read and I want everyone to buy at least ONE book this summer, for yourself or as a gift. It’s a revolution people- grab a book and join me.
I support this whole heartedly.
Tell me some good books you’ve read recently.
I’ll start: Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast; Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella; An Absolute Scandel by Penny Vincenzi; 32 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell; Glamour by Louise Bagshawe