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Has reading become a trend?

In Trending on December 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

So back when I was in school, I was a “nerd” because I enjoyed reading and could read a book a day if I put my mind to it. I was always the one that got laughed at and sniggered at because I enjoyed reading the books for our English coursework, and would do my coursework as soon as we got it, but I can’t help but think that that’s all changed now.

I, of course, own a Kindle and for someone who is really in to reading – it is my pride and joy. I currently have over 1000 books on it, and although most people are like “oh my god how can you read all them” believe me I can. I have a lot of Dr. Who books and all the halo books along with many more and I take it everywhere with me, at all times. My mother also has one, my Auntie is getting one for her birthday and my little brother got one when I got mine, which was last Christmas.

But every where I go I see people who are similar in looks to those who use to “bully” me in school about my reading addiction USING Kindles. They are advertised and marketed everywhere, along with knock-off versions Kobo, Nook etc. Has reading become a trend? Is it FASHIONABLE to have some form of reading device on you at all times? I can’t help but think that most of these people are doing it just to have the up-to-date gadgets or be in with the crowd, rather than to read? Maybe I’m wrong and I’m misjudging, I just can’t help but feel this way.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against people who genuinely want to read because as I said, I’m one of them, but people really, are you really going to carry your Kindle round to look fashionable?

My Kindle is my favourite piece of technology that I own, and believe me I own a lot, so to think that people buy them and not use them properly upsets me, but I guess thats because of my passion for reading.

Currently reading; Fry: A memoir obviously by the one and only Stephen Fry. I’m around 30% in to it, and I love it!

If anyone has any book recommendations, please feel free to drop them below.

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