Friday, November 23, 2007

News from the Books and Reading Front

It's All In How You Read It
On November 19th, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released "To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence" a compendium of over 40 studies that indicate we, as a nation, spend less time reading than we did 20 years ago and as consequence -- we read less well.

On the tail of the NEA's report came the November 26th issue of Newsweek and its cover story featuring Jeff Bezos, e-commerce pioneer and Amazon's CEO. Bezos describes the Amazon Kindle, a potentially transformative e-reading device.

All in all, it's been a week or more of leading-edge news about the state of books and reading in our nation. We certainly have much to say about the news but we're far more interested in your views.

Post a comment on how you read it.