Reading is my first choice of leisurely activity when I have a few free moments tucked in around everyone’s busy schedules. I remember as a kid hiding under the covers at night with a flashlight reading until all hours of the night while my parents thought I was sleeping. Sadly, 14% of the adult population in America is illiterate. A whopping 19% of high school graduates can’t read. Statistic Brain has a more complete list. If you like to read consider tutoring to share that love with someone who can’t. You will open their world in so many ways. What good books have you read lately?

Library books and a comfortable chair
Library books and a comfortable chair – bliss.

5 responses to “Bliss”

  1. Hi Kat, I love reading too before sleeping. A cup of tea and a good book, nothing better to release the daily stress and have a good night sleep! I like the way you organized the books for the photo!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I try to read at least an hour a day but sometimes life happens.

  2. I have a stack of books next to my bed and full bookshelves, all sadly neglected in the busy-ness of life lately. Maybe once I’m not challenging myself to write every day, I ought to challenge myself to read every day–I miss it dreadfully!

    1. I found, when in that space, that the DailyLit site helped. It breaks down novels and even non-fiction into bite-sized daily chunks emailed to you. Try it! It helps me and there are some really interesting things on it as well.

  3. I am just wondering how that 19% can graduate without ever learning to read. I know there is dyslexia, but still the figure seems high to me. My father instilled a sense of reading from a very young age. This come to my aid as this now helps me unwind and fall asleep.

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