New report called Read Up, Fed Up : Exploring Teenage Reading Habits in the UK Today about the reading habits of 11-14yr old girls says many things to make you sad:
* Top winners include celebrity gossip magazines, "reading song lyrics online", and "reading your own blog."
* Harry Potter is both in the most liked and most loathed categories.
* The most loathed is homework, followed by Shakespeare, followed by...ready for this? "Books of over 100 pages."
I place the blame firmly with Alan K. Farrar, my distinguished visitor from that area of the world. Looks like he's not doing enough to pimp the Bard's good works among the young folk!