Frightening stats

I suspect this applies to most Countries – Worrying, isn’t it?

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess


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  1. 70% of adults have not been in a bookstore in last 5 years? This proves that we need bookstores back in the convenient locations! Borders and B&N have closed where I live and it’s so defeating as a reader and an author. I do love the small independent shops that are hanging on. I so yearn for those old days of sipping coffee at Borders and browsing the shelves. Please, let’s support the indie bookshop owners.


  2. I was constantly reading to my boys, probably more than an hour a day! It was any time we could sneak away. They always wanted to grow up and be Librarians – The Keepers of the Sacred Scrolls! Normally that would get a boy beat-up, a lot. Lucky for them they are big strong boys, they have their black-belts in Tae-Kwon-Do, and there’s two of them (twins). They got away with being nerds!


  3. As a teacher myself, I am not surprised. It’s difficult to get children to read. Some fall in love with books, but most see it as a chore and something to be avoided. The key is parents reading to and with their children from a very early age, every day for at least the first 5 to 7 years. All the best studies point to this making for very successful life-long learners and readers. My wife and I did this with both our children and now as adults they read often.


    • That’s what my Mum did too – only problem I had was that my reading age was way ahead of the rest of my classmates in Primary School, which annoyed the teachers – but I didn’t care and kept on reading above my age and in the words of that famous Scottish Author Seumas Gallagher I am still LUVIN IT LOL 😀



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