The second is an amazing Amazon delivery.
The cartoon below is both amusing and sadly true to life.
Between their DS-whatevers & i-thingies, I am not particularly surprised that kids aren’t reading like they used to. I asked one of my customer’s pre-teens what they liked to read and the response was, “Ummm…facebook stuff.” I kid you NOT! While my mind screamed “WHAT?!?!?”, I held my composure and replied, “What about books?” to which I got, “They make us read some in school. They’re stupid.”
I know every kid is different and there are lots that read real, live books. But, it is a bit depressing to think about the fact that kids are losing appreciation for books.
End of rant.
Now, for the good news!
This week I got a big ‘ole box from Amazon. In it was the first 3 books in the Maze Runner series by James Dashner. I freely admit that this represents complete lack of impulse control. A customer recommended it, I one-clicked it, the USPS delivered it. End of story.
I’ve started the first book but, I am not far enough in to form an opinion. So far…so good, though.
Have a great week, all!!
Musing Mondays (hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading) asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!