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.