“Why is it important to Take Time to Read?
No matter how you measure it, Americans are overbooked and under-read. We work more hours than a medieval peasant did, and read less than we did ten years ago. The results are far from trivial. Just as our frenzied work schedules affect our health, our communities, and our sense of well-being, reduced reading time is taking its toll. The National Endowment for the Arts studied American reading habits, producing an alarming report in 2007: To Read or Not To Read: A question of National Consequence. Among their more disturbing findings: “On average, Americans ages 15 to 24 spend almost two hours a day watching TV, and only seven minutes of their daily leisure time on reading.”

~ The “M” Word Blog