Anything we can do to promote the cause of reading is a good thing as far as I’m concerned, though I don’t share the common view that there is less and less reading going on these days. Look at the statistics–millions, if not billions of people are blogging, resulting in uncountable words being released into cyberspace. Somebody, somewhere, must be reading all these words. I know, I know, blogs are not the same as books and never will be, but still.
Speaking of things that aren’t the same as books, my partner in the Loft, Terry, had a Kindle. I must get myself a Kindle. (For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, the Kindle is Amazon’s new electronic book reader.) It is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, honest. For someone like me, who feels compelled to never leave home without five books in tow, it would be a lifesaver. I foresee the day when I won’t have to automatically pay a fee for my overweight suitcase.
Anyway, why not celebrate Get Caught Reading month and go catch yourself reading? That is exactly what I now intend to go do.
(And by the way, thanks to Roy Burkhead for this information.)