Guess what! Half of the country is reading again!
“The proportion of adults reading some kind of so-called literary work — just over half — is still not as high as it was in 1982 or 1992, and the proportion of adults reading poetry and drama continued to decline.”
So does that mean those cereal-box-tops I read do not count as “literary work”? I will have you know, Frosted Mini-Wheats has quite the learned vocabulary.
Elizabeth Mirr Boje, an education professor at the University of Michigan added a downer: “The rise could just as easily be attributed to changes in health care or a need for escape in difficult economic times.” Charles Dickens anyone? No? I didn’t think so.
So really the lesson for everyone is: something. I don’t know. I kind of just skimmed the article.