Millennials’ Reading Habits

Literacy and Me

The following is based on a reading of “Millennials’ Reading Habits and Why They Matter,” written by Amy Collins on the “Book Works” site and reblogged on “The Story Reading Ape.”

The author promised to offer some surprising facts, but they did not surprise me. I have been teaching Millennials since the millennium at my university and was aware of the surprisingly positive reading habits of this generation. According to Collins, “Millennials are more likely than any other group to visit libraries–public libraries–for the purpose of borrowing reading material.” She goes on to say, “New research shows that Millennials lead other generations in reading.” Citing the Pew Research Center, this author says the 19-29 years of age group was most likely to have read a book over the past year, with 80% reporting they had read a book in the past year. This percentage is compared to 70% of those…

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Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I have just completed 30 years of teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This is after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District, adding up to a total of teaching 50 years in all. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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