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reading on the rise

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

reading on the rise

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon January 19th, 2009, 4:03 am

Now here is some cheerful news. How weird is it the the NEA (publisher of the doom-and-gloom study of some years past) refuses to count online reading, audiobooks, or any school-assigned reading?
Good grief, no wonder kids in school and college are seen as 'non-literary-readers' by the NEA definition. When I was in college, I didn't have time to read anything but class-related books. And some of the ones for my English classes were novels!

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Alaric
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Post by Alaric » Mon January 19th, 2009, 8:45 am

There's hope yet!

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