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When I get Older will I read?

Good evening, Netizens…

The Spokesman-Review’s Rebecca Nappi wrote in the Opinion Blog today:

I intended to write their story as a retirement project. Well, one in four adults never read books now. When I retire, the number will be more dismal. And in retirement, after writing daily for four decades, will I feel like scribbling another word? Doubtful.

So what to do with a dream detoured? I’m blogging mine. One week each month on our editorial board blog, A Matter of Opinion, I post excerpts from Keo’s journals, along with Iowa-Keo historical photos. I call it the Keo Chronicles.

1 in 4 adults never reads books now? So it stands to reason writers would have a very difficult time selling books, wouldn’t it? It also stands to reason that like Rebecca, by the time I reach retirement that number will be more dismal.

Do you read books? Would you guess you will still reading books when you retire?

That is a chilling and somewhat disheartening statistic.

Dave


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