How I Feel About the Decline of Reading

September 28, 2011
By alexisjabri BRONZE, Helena, Alabama
alexisjabri BRONZE, Helena, Alabama
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I'm the type of person who would rather read the book than watch the movie. Books provide a more in-depth account of what happened. They require you to pay closer attention to what is going on. You can put a book down and pick it up whenever you want. Reading allows you to escape your own world for a little while and enter into another one. People of all ages should be encouraged to read, so that they too, can experience the enjoyment of reading.

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KelliB GOLD said...
on Oct. 4 2011 at 11:52 am
KelliB GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

How true this is!!!!!! The decline in reading is an epidemic that will eventually change our society and nation from a developed, respected  country into the laughing stock of the world. Our literacy rates continue to plunge while youtube videos hit 3 million views, Redbox brings in hundreds of thousands, and the movie theatres rip us off. This is the kind of problem Obama should be working towards fixing. Not more industrialization so we can give kindergarteners an iPad to doodle on, not a health care plan that will destroy the US, and not cutting education budgets!! I think and believe that the lack of literacy and the decline thereof should be taken with more sincerity and seriousness than it is being taken right now. English teachers shouldn't be the only ones worrying about the future of society. We hold the keys to the future and need to make a difference, but it would be nice if we learned how from our superiors in office now!

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