If only there was a shorter way of writing that. Oh yeah…
- CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham
After a gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library, Mercer Mann, a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position, is approached by a mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. The woman offers a generous amount of money in exchange for a job. All Mercer has to do is go undercover and infiltrate the circle of literary friends that surround Bruce Cable, a prominent rare book dealer that occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts, and learn what she can. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise.
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The Gallup Polls report, “Rumors of the Demise of Books Greatly Exaggerated“, from January of this year shows that Americans are still reading just as much as they were 10, even 25, years ago. Even in spite of the advent of new technologies and the ever-growing list of other forms of entertainment and information.
Despite Americans’ ability to access more information, social networks, games and media than ever before, as well as the lingering rumors of the book’s demise, Americans still say they are reading books.
Additionally, while some have alleged that technology would displace printed books, this shift has not been as swift as expected. In fact, recent industry data show that sales of printed books have been increasing. While it is unclear if Americans are reading books only partially, reading shorter books or reading lower-quality books than they used to, the fact that they are reading just as many books as they were 15 years ago could signify welcome news to aspiring authors and publishers.
This suggests that book reading is a classic tradition that has remained a constant in a faster-paced world, especially in comparison to the slump of other printed media such as newspapers and magazines.”
Gallup, Inc. “Rumors of the Demise of Books Greatly Exaggerated.” Gallup.com. N.p., 06 Jan. 2017. Web. 28 Mar. 2017.