Monday, August 21, 2006

So True, So True

In an article (very long) called How To Read, Nick Hornby says: If reading books is to survive as a leisure activity - and there are statistics that show that this is by no means assured - then we have to promote the joys of reading, rather than the (dubious) benefits.

Tell it to the people who come up with summer reading lists for kids.

I've actually read The Polysyllabic Spree, a collection of Hornby's Stuff I've Been Reading columns for The Believer, which he refers to in this essay.


fusenumber8 said...

Aw, c'mon man. I helped come up with the reading list for the 5 boroughs of New York. Not too shabby, eh? So certainly not all Summer Reading List creators can be lumped in as a single group.

Gail Gauthier said...

I think I'm a reading anarchist.