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The Importance of Reading by ME

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

just recently i just finished a book by Bob Ong
I know him cause his a famous author but i never
actually read his work until now.....made me
realize something

i like reading books it really one of my hobbies
but i don't really care if others read i only care
about myself i just realize when i read Stainless Longganisa
there was a line their when Bob Ong stated that

"its such a shame when all your life you dont even have at
least one favorite book"
(it's in tagalog i just translated it in English)

and that's true after that i realize that should get involve
in promoting books.

for me a book is a concrete source of knowledge you can go to
many places even if your just sitting in a corner quietly....

it's more concrete than Internet sources cause it been approved
by a lot of people before being published.

here's a scary stats about the deteriorating reading skills of people
in the USA

Who is Reading Books (and who is not)
One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. Many do not even graduate from high school.

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.
42% of college graduates never read another book.
80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57% of new books are not read to completion.

i wonder what the stats are here in the Philippines is it higher or lower?


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