Thursday, November 11, 2004

Encourage reading among friends and strangers.

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, literary reading is declining dramatically. Reading is down 10 percentage points with much greater decreases in some groups. Click here to order or download the full report.

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -- Joseph Addison

Visit your local library to borrow books or volunteer. For more free access to literature visit U Penn or to read the free full text of tens of thousands of books online.

Share your favorite books with your friends. Or if you like, share your books with strangers. Bookcrossing is the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who continue the process. If you register and label the book, you may be able to follow your favorite text all over the world.

One more quote to finish up: "Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life." -- Mortimer J. Adler


Anonymous said...

Visit the literacy site ( and click the red button to donate free books to children.

Anonymous said...

How sad!! My love for reading led me to serve as a literacy tutor. It has been a great opportunity to share my love for reading with someone else.

Love to read? Think about serving as a tutor. You can find volunteer opportunities in your area through the link below.

Karama said...

Thanks for this great suggestion! Please stop by again soon.