Here’s a good Wall Street Journal article that takes a look at recent claims of declining reading rates in the US (Primarily the NEA report from last year). There’s a solid view of the math here and he points out quite a few places where changes were overstated in the report. Whew! Thank goodness –
It’s worth reading the comments – the question of how online reading compares to book reading comes up in a few places and is something to consider with respect to libraries.
I stand by my earlier challenge to Amazon – come up with a Kindle Loan Program!