WORDS OF WISDOM:
"For those of you who don't know what a blogger is, it is someone who has a laptop, an axe to grind and their virginity......one assumes."
A recent study shows that 1 in 4 Americans said they didn't read a single book in the past year.
And 1/3 of h.s. graduates never read another book in their lifetime. Wow. I can't imagine not reading. I generally read romance, but I also read some non-fiction, mostly self-help stuff (that never really seems to help) and the Writer's Market/Writer's Market Companion.
Female Offspring #1 came home from college for the Labor Day weekend, and I just noted
last night that at one point we were all curled up in different places reading books.
Here's a few other things that were noted in the study:
Studies have found major benefits to people who read frequently, such as:
* Among students, frequent readers are more likely to be successful in the future
* Reading aloud to children helps them with language and speech development, and develops their sense of curiosity and imagination
* People who read a lot of fiction books tend to be highly empathetic and better able to judge people in social situations than those who don’t
* It’s stress relieving
I think reading started to decline the exact same time someone shot Woodsy Owl, the "give a hoot, read a book" owl. Oh, wait. Or was Woodsy the "give a hoot, don't pollute" Owl? Either way, the owl is dead and littering and not reading is way out of hand.
Speaking of Female Offspring #1, I asked her when she had to be back at school and she said, "I'm leaving early Tuesday morning."
Today was the first day I was actually be able to sleep in after working so much these last three weeks, so I said, "How early?" I hated the thought of having to get up at 5 or 6 a.m. to see her off.
She said, "Well, no later than noon." Ahhhh, I raised 'em up right.
It's 9:30 and I've been up since 8 and she's still sound asleep. LOL!