06/23/2010 11:47 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reading Isn't In Decline, But Difficult And Good Reading Is

When people -- adults as well as children -- spend hours on email or Facebook, they are in fact reading a huge amount. The problem is, it is usually self-centred, low-brow stuff. It's not that reading is in decline; it's that good reading is. And difficult reading, too -- not always the same thing.

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