Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Worthy Goal for the New Year....

Read a book, and learn and escape.
Did you know only 1 in 6 people read more than twelve books a year?
Fewer than 50 percent of today's adults are literary readers.
- 55 percent of women read for leisure compared to 37 percent of men.
-43 percent of all literary readers perform volunteer and charity work compared to 17 percent of nonliterary readers.

Of course women read more! It makes perfect sense to me. Women need to escape. We need breaks from the moaning and groaning of the cogs of our lives. A moment of relief from the constant churning of motion, of movement, of tension.
Reading is the exercise of our minds. The four-wheel drive vehicle that explores the deep recesses of our brains best saved for creativity and imagination.
Take a moment ladies, for yourselves, with a book.
Try one you've never read before. Join a book club. Or, I know join this blog! Email if you're interested and we'll make you an author on the site. Read our mission statement here.

I just posted my reading list for 2009. I had a grand old time doing it, searching the web for ideas.
You can do the same.
I look forward to a year of inspiration and simple treasures hidden in just paper and ink.
Just paper and ink. Separately they are insignificant. But together, power.
Feel it. Do it.
Now, after you finish your first book, head for the tv guide because for those of you interested in watching great literature brought to life, Masterpiece Theatre on PBS is starting its classics run again this Sunday.
This year they are including:
Tess of the d'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy (This is one of my favorite books.)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (This IS my favorite book!!)
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens
The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
For a copy of the schedule, check here.
I'm looking forward to another fantastic year of their productions. Last year was excellent.
Happy Reading!

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