Facts from the article:
– More than half the adults in this country won’t pick up a novel this year, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Not one.
– And the rate of decline has almost tripled in the past decade.
– Data from the NEA point to a dramatic and accelerating decline in the number of young people reading fiction. Despite their enthusiasm for books in grade school, by high school, most kids are not reading for pleasure at all.
Tragic, if you ask me!