Sunday, December 9, 2007

Day To Read: January 10, 2008

January 10, 2008

Soccer Mom in Denial is hosting a Day To Read. Stunned by statistics like these:
  • only 30% of 13-year-olds read almost every day
  • the number of 17-year-olds who never read for pleasure increased from 9 percent in 1984 to 19 percent in 2004 - that is 1 in 5 kids don't read for fun
  • Almost half of Americans between ages 18 and 24 never read books for pleasure
  • The average person between ages 15 and 24 spends 2 to 2 1/2 hours a day watching TV and 7 minutes reading
...she wants us all to get off our computers, turn off the television, and READ on one dedicated day of the year. Sounds right to me!

If you want to participate, leave Soccer Mom a comment, then promote reading by posting this challenge on your blog. On January 11th, share what you read.