musing mondays

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Musing Mondays 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 about it.
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

First week of school is behind us. It drives me crazy when students refuse to read. The librarian does a great job of featuring all sorts of books and highlighting different themes and authors. How can kids today say they don't like to read? That there's nothing to read? I read a lot of YA lit and I know from experience that there is a lot of good stuff out there. Reading for pleasure is one of life's greatest treasures!


caite said...

I so agree! I think they just have to find the right book that will show them how great it is and get them hooked!

DoingDewey said...

How frustrating! I read a great post earlier on how not everyone needs to like reading any more than everyone needs to like any other hobby (http://booksspeakvolumes.com/2013/08/14/i-dont-understand-people-who-dont-read-and-other-nonesense/) and I agree with that, but if people aren't even willing to try reading I think that's a shame.

The Gal Herself said...

This surprises me! I thought that the popularity of The Hunger Games and Twilight and Harry Potter meant kids were reading more than ever!

Toni D. said...

Kids are just far too lazy now. They'd rather wait for the movie if they know a book has become really popular. It's really sad as well how there seems to be no incentive for children to read - like in some schools in New Zealand, I was shocked to find out that "txting" language is accepted in exams. What the hell!?