Who in America is reading—and how.
76% of U.S. adults ages 18+ said they read at least 1 book in the past year. The typical American read 5 books in the past year.
More from our brand new report on electronic and print reading: http://pewrsr.ch/L9ZvQG
“It all made me realize I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t sure they belonged. There was no one right way to fit in—it seemed like everyone was finding their own place, even if that place was on the edge of things. Still, there had to be ways to make it easier.”
Amelia’s Notebook series by Marissa Moss [1/100 Favorite Books]
I loved these when I was little.
"The paradoxical virtue of reading lies in distancing ourselves from the world so that we may make sense of it."
"Walking the stacks in a library, running your finger down the spines — it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits."
#immortal life of henrietta lacks
#summer reading list
I just finished reading this, after it sat on my bookshelf for several years. I will say, and not lightly, this is one of the best books I’ve read in the last couple years and I would put it on my top ten list of my life. It could be because my interest in biology/health and how it intertwines with sociology is growing stronger as I continue researching OR it could be because it was an extremely well-written, thoroughly researched touching, yet depressing, factual journey that touched my heart. If I ever have the pleasure to teach a Sociology of Health class, this will be my main reading assignment for the course because its a story that everyone needs to know. What’s the most upsetting is that these racial injustices continue to exist within the healthcare system and society as a whole.
If you have any interest in biology, health, race, or sociology, please do yourself a favor and read this book.