Posted by MMMMarcia on September 16, 1999 at 13:32:32:
In Reply to: Re: reading posted by Chris on September 16, 1999 at 09:11:10:
: Wait a minute, folks. Don't paint all highschoolers with the same brush. I know plenty of them who would discuss Charles Dickens and Jane Austin with you to your heart's content (and theirs). My son gave me Willa Cather for Christmas last year. You just don't read about them in the media.
Good point, Chris! I know quite a few intelligent, well-read young folks. And on the other side of the coin, I know several folks of my parent's generation who are none of those things. My own first father-in-law bragged that he'd never read a book! So, it isn't ALL a generational thing, by any means, though to be sure, many of today's kids ARE used to quicker gratification than they can get from a good book.
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