"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

December 18, 2007

Ha, I stumbled upon this article in the New Yorker about the decline of reading in recent years. About halfway through, I thought, "Too long. Didn't read," and stumbled again.

4 comments:

CarmenSinCity said...

ha ha - that's pretty funny.

Liara Covert said...

Not everyone learns to read at a young age or even to read at all. However, its reassuring people of all ages can choose to learn anywhere, anytime. Compassionate teachers have patience and will reach out to people who desire to learn. Courses also exist for anyone with the will to learn. The key is to find a subject you like. This can inspire you to become engaged in writing about it.

Berryvox said...

Liara -- I definitely liked the article and agreed with most of it. And, yeah, I'm all for those courses that help people with their written skills no matter what their level. (Who wouldn't be?) Even to the point where I've briefly considered volunteering with organizations that offer free tutoring.

Carmen -- Heh, yeah, I snickered right after I thought it.

alyceclover said...

I read. A lot. So do two of my adult children. Lately I have been reading a lot of Associated Content articles. If the pages number over 3, I think: too long and stumble too. Newspaper articles are usually the worst~skim them. Some New Yorker articles can hold my attention; others not.