. . . Tuesday August 24, 2004

And Suddenly, Everyone is Reading Again

There have been several recent reports describing a drop-off in the number of books Americans read each year (maybe these trends start at the top?).

Maybe that will change this year. But not for reasons that will likely please those anxiously awaiting an upswing. It turns out that bookstores may be going the way of music thanks to MTV and magazines thanks the Maxim and FHM and DVDs thanks to the fact that we can order them online, brown-paper bag style.

Long story short: Sex and Porn are coming to a shelf near you.


Concentration is important!