National Read-a-Book day is on September 6th this year and Sure Cure is doing our part with a waiting room full of books for you to peruse. As the name makes clear, this day is all about encouraging us to slow down, pick up a book, and feel empowered to silence the noise and turn the pages for a while.
More than half of Americans (51%) say that they lack the time to read and that is what keeps them from picking up a book and diving in. These same stats will also tell us though that the average American spends on average THREE HOURS in front of the television a day. I first read that and thought no way but then I started to really think it over and realized I am doing the same! Just like any thing in life, until it is prioritized it just will not happen. Cut that 30 minute sitcom and add in a book instead!
Even with over half of us saying we just do not have the time, over 74% of Americans have read at least one book in the last 12 months. Sure, the busyness of life definitely gets in the way of our reading pursuits with many other activities competing for our time. Luckily, electronic platforms have made it easier for us to read on the go. Almost 20% of books consumed are now via electronic platforms so if trying to increase your book consumption try out an e-reader instead. Whatever format you prefer, grab or download the book on the top of your stack and dive in!
The Carrollton Public Library is literally a block away from Sure Cure so we have no excuse! Get reading!!