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Death of Reading Culture

Krishna Nepal

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Recently, I was on a discussion board where I came across a question "what was the last book you read?" I tried to think the last book I read but then I realized that I have not read any books in the last couple of years. I was an avid reader, I used to read at least one book every week, but I have not read a single book since years. Do you think reading culture is on its death bed.
 
Recently, I was on a discussion board where I came across a question "what was the last book you read?" I tried to think the last book I read but then I realized that I have not read any books in the last couple of years. I was an avid reader, I used to read at least one book every week, but I have not read a single book since years. Do you think reading culture is on its death bed.
The decline in reading culture is a concern but does not necessarily indicate its demise. Factors like digital distractions, busy lifestyles, and alternative forms of media consumption have affected reading habits. Encouragingly, initiatives promoting literacy and reading, such as book clubs, online reading communities, and digital platforms for e-books, have emerged. While the landscape of reading may be evolving, the essence of reading and its benefits remain significant. Rekindling a reading habit might involve starting with shorter materials like articles or audiobooks. Reflect on why reading was enjoyable before and explore genres or topics that interest you now. Reading's intrinsic value in fostering empathy, critical thinking, and knowledge acquisition underscores its enduring importance in society.

How do you think technology and digital platforms can be leveraged to revitalize reading habits in individuals with waning interest?
 
I'm not reading less, but I am reading less physical books and magazines. Almost everything has moved to electonic media, and so that is how I am doing most of my reading these days.
 
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