While falling down one of those YouTube Rabbit holes, I stumbled across a video that gave me a knot in my stomach. There was a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night where his crew asks random people walking on the street questions. Hilarious responses usually follow.
According to a study by the PEW Research Center, 1 in 4 Americans has not read a book in the past year. That’s an astounding statistic.
So, passersby were asked to name any book title. What was even more crazy than the statistic were the answers some of these people said. Most could not think of any book they have read. Now, I understand, being put on the spot and not being able to think of something. However, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed at those who just laugh and say “I don’t read books.”
Here is a link to the video below.
Fudge. So that happened.
If that isn’t a public service announcement for reading, I don’t know what is.
At least Dr.Seuss is mentioned by multiple folks. That’s somewhat reassuring, I suppose.
Please don’t let this be the generation that just doesn’t read books. Books are the closest thing we have to real magic. There are stories that just leave an impact on your life and on your heart.
I’ll leave it to Mr. Ernest Hemingway who said “There is no friend as loyal as a book”
Bookworms unite! In the comments below, name a book. Any book. Also, let me know your thoughts on this video. I love to hear from you guys.
Write with Heart,