According to a recent report released by the National Endowment for the Arts, fiction reading is on the rise for the first time since 1982. (Read the full story here.)
Although other types of reading in the U.S. continue to decline, it is encouraging to hear that more Americans are picking up literature in their spare time. How much of the trend is due to concerns about literacy, new technologies, escapism, or other cultural effects will be up to others to determine.
Let’s hope the trend continues!