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The Art of Reading

29 Apr

Reading is not an activity reserved simply for the literary connoisseurs amongst us. As students and children most of were exposed to the likes of CS Lewis, Kipling or even Shakespeare. I remember reading the ‘Famous Five’ stories by Enid Blyton when I was young and how exciting those adventures were. 

In today’s age of internet, video games and cable television, reading seems to have lost its appeal. Tastes are changing along with the times. We are living in an Attention Age, with its influx of social media and an abundance of information. Maybe that has something to do with it. 

I came across a dismal statistic recently which stated that over 34% of people in the UK claim not to have read a single book in the previous year. Isn’t it time we change this statistic? Continue reading