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Monday, August 8, 2016

This is an excellent selection of insightful observations about reading and how it impacts readers. I think it is well worth the read. Mr. Gaiman is a new author to me. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment. You can order the book on - kindle or hard cover.

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction Hardcover – Deckle Edge, May 31, 2016

Neil Gaiman, from 'Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming', and how the act of reading changes us: "Once in New York, I listened to a talk about the building of private prisons—a huge growth industry in America. The prison industry needs to plan its future growth — how many cells are they going to need? How many prisoners are there going to be, fifteen years from now? And they found they could predict it very easily, using a pretty simple algorithm, based about asking what percentage of ten- and eleven-year-olds couldn’t read. And certainly couldn’t read for pleasure."

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