Inspired By: Readers

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Inspired By: Readers

Specifically: readers reading outside. Closing my computer now.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by PoetessWug

Depending on what you're reading…anywhere you read it is a good thing! :-) Outside too!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by risamay

Great idea. Wish I could shut my computer right now. I'll enjoy vicariously through you …

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Sadee Schilling

I think the Germans read more too—and like Lost in Cheeseland said, you see the majority of people with a newspaper or a book.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

This could be inaccurate, but I SWEAR the French read more than Americans. My morning commute is full of people reading newspapers and books, not just their iphones. You'd be hard pressed to find someone outdoors in a park without some form of reading material. If we can credit the French with one thing, it's their insatiable hunger for the written word!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Lindsey and Sadee –

It's absolutely true. I travel to both France and Germany and definitely see more people reading printed material.

Most people on the NYC subway are fiddling with their digital devices.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by loulou

Hi Nichole

I feel like I need to be reading your post via a newspaper today and not via my computer.

I don't get to see the subway or trains as my 'job' for now doesn't require me to have that mode of transport.

I can remember once when I was in Paris – I saw a little girl of about the age of 5 reading a book at a table near me in a cafe. She devoured this book faster than I could have – I have never forgotten that 'image' in my head.

A thought provoking post – thank you



(ps mine is a little thought provoking today too – if you have the time)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Brigid *FrenchLogic

AND the objects they are reading from are actually made out of PAPER! Imagine that!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Shoe.Gal

I saw someone curled up with a book on a small patch of grass in front of my office last week. Have to admit I was jealous.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

Yet another thing to love about the French culture!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Liz

I lovelovelove this post.

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