Join the Revolution…

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

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8 thoughts on “Join the Revolution…

  1. Here, here! I love reading and while I get a lot of books out of the library, I do try and buy as many new books as possible – especially from debut authors! Some great ones that I’ve read lately are: A Good Ghoul’s Guide to Getting Even by Julie Kenner, Getting Warmer by Carol Snow, Motor Mouth by Janet Evanavich. I’m currently reading Nalini’s latest and then I’m going to attack my tbr pile which is getting a bit wobbly!!!!

  2. My son badgered me to read the Bartimaeus trilogy earlier this year, and I highly recommend them. I’ve just finished reading Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, Nalini’s Slave to Sensation, have just started Deidre Knight’s Parallel Attraction and am half way through Tess Gerriston’s Under the Knife.

    The other day the school librarian suggested to my son he read Jodi Piccolt – which surprised me, I have to say (he’s 12) I wonder if she meant for him to read 19 Minutes??

  3. I just raved about Twilight and New Moon on my blog, and other than that, I can’t remember. New Moon has me totally distracted, throwing all other books out of my mind. I’m about to read Anne of Green Gables, having heard really great things…

  4. I have posted again about the reading revolution. Even added a logo (sorta, kinda). Imagine if we did convince a few nonreaders to pick up a book?!

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