Thursday, October 25, 2012

Young Readers - Not an Oxymoron

Young person demonstrating e-reader
Young person demonstrating e-reader
By Sigismund von Dobschütz (Own work)
via Wikimedia Commons
Very heartening news from a Pew report about the reading habits of young people today - the fact that they do read is one of best news at all! And kids don't eschew print books in favor of e-books, which was a bit surprising, but also welcome news. This report contains a wealth of data on youth reading habits, attitudes toward libraries, and format preferences. And along a similar vein, a writer talks about her preference for print books over digital for olfactory reasons, among others! Apparently, books have a certain fragrance that many people find enticing - eau de musty, maybe?

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