Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NaJuReMoNoMo Is Working

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, reading of fiction is up for the first time in over 25 years. As reported in the Washington Post:
For the first time since the NEA began surveying American reading habits in 1982 -- and less than five years after it issued its famously gloomy "Reading at Risk" report -- the percentage of American adults who report reading "novels, short stories, poems or plays" has risen instead of declining: from 46.7 percent in 2002 to 50.2 percent in 2008.
While it would presumptuous of me to take ALL the credit, clearly National Just Read More Novels Month is having an effect. So congratulations to all you successful fiction readers out there that are bucking the trend.

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