Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top Ten Trends You'd Like to See More Of



The top ten trends I'd like to see more of are:

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(1) More people reading books


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(2)  More people going to the library to get books


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(3) More parents reading books to their young children


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(4) More people buying books as gifts


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(5) More people talking about books instead of watching tv
(6) More people talking about books instead of talking politics


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(7) More people going to bookstores to buy books


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(8) More celebrity authors


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(9) More tax benefits for reading books


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(10) More time off for employees to spend reading books


How about you?
What are the trends you'd like to see more of?





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40 comments:

Smash Attack! said...

your list rocks! ♥

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

Super fantastic list!! And perfect pics to go with! I think my post will just be "Yeah. What Deb Said!" :)

Lisa said...

This was brilliant. I agree with almost every point! My god, I wish my parents had forced me to read when I was a child. I feel like I missed out on so much! 30% work, 70% reading - sounds good to me!

Thanks for stopping by ;)

Lisa

Jessica S. said...

YESSSS!!!! Great list. ^_^ Especially number ten. I wish I could use that one today...

Priya said...

I love your list!! I agree with everything on it - specially more people buying books as gifts! I've got so many birthday gifts that I would have gladly replaced with a book!

http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-trends-id-like-to-see-moreless-of.html

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Laura, aren't you lovely?!

DJL said...

I totally love your list, Deb! :) And I couldn't agree more on all of them. You totally tell it like it is. Thanks for making my morning a bright one, Deb. :)

~DJL
DJ Librarian Dishes

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you, Smash!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Lisa, I'm going to quote you to parents!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Jessica, let's work to get legislation on that one!

Bev Hankins said...

Love your list!!! Especially tax breaks for reading!

Ana C. Nunes said...

I totally agree with 1 through 7. So true!
9 and 10 made me smile, but it would be awsome. :)

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

Great list and love the tax one :)

Annette said...

I really like #10. Too bad that job just keeps getting in the way of all my reading time.....

booknympho said...

Best list ever! :)

S. Leighanne said...

Best list I've seen all day! I agree with everything on this list 100%!

Jenni Elyse said...

I love idea 9 and 10! That would be awesome!

Laurie @ What She Read said...

Love your list: It's going to generate some positive momentum in the Universe, I'll wager!
And I've been reading War & Peace (along w/3-5 other books/week) all summer for our W&P Read-Along @ What She Read. I've linked the posts in my Readalongs list in the tabs if you're curious, and I'd love to read your reactions too. I'm 1/2 way through and taking a brief breather this week so other IRL readers can catch up for our book group discussion, but I'll be back next Wed. through Aug. for W&P Wednesdays.
Also, WOW: You must read and write with extreme rapidity to get through so many books and reviews in a week. You are now officially my pace idol.

MJ said...

I love your list! Now, let's start some trends!
As far as #3, I just read a good one: Interrupting Chicken

Emily @ Books and Threads said...

I love your list! Especially more people buying books as gifts. I'd add "and then inscribing them." I so enjoy receiving a book that a friend has specifically picked out for me and then went through the trouble of writing something sweet in the first pages. It makes that book so much more special.

Book Crook Liza said...

I love your list! :)

Willa said...

More parents reading to children definitely!! That is so important!

Sikk√° said...

Brilliant list! I most definitely agree with every single one of these.

Yvette said...

Great list. I agree completely. I especially love the whole idea of tax breaks for reading. Now you're talking. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yvette, how about tax breaks for reading and taxes on tv watching?!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you, Sikk√°!

reviewsbylola said...

I love how different your list is!

LBC said...

Awesome. But I think the first one really gets to the heart of it. I think all the books I buy should be a tax deduction as well:)

Check out my list at The Scarlet Letter.

Cathy @ Abnormally Paranormal Reviews said...

I couldn't have made a better list if I'd tried! Perfect...

1girl2manybooks said...

Love the way you set up your list! The only one I'm wary on is more celebrity authors - definitely depends on who the celebrity is!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Celebrity authors...I should clarify. By this, I meant a world where authors are celebrities...just because they are authors.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I love your take on this prompt - fabulous list :)

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

Awesome, awesome list. My mom read to me from the time I was an infant and I was taking books for show and tell in kindergarten and reading them to the class. I applaud you for that point on your list, and for #10!

Molli
http://www.onceuponaprologue.blogspot.com

Daisy said...

Love your list! And YES to the tax benefits for book readers! That would mean more money to buy more books :)

Tami said...

That is the PERFECT list. It's Utopia. It's the [book]Garden of Eden. It's my dream come true.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

A world where books are king and where people who read books are respected, Tami? You are right...Paradise!

TheBookGirl said...

What a great list...along these lines, I'd loved to see a trend where the "nerdy" reader kids in school are viewed as the "cool" ones!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Excellent addition, The BookGirl! I agree. (And strangely, it was true at the school I attended...the smartest kids were very cool...or, at least, so it seemed to me!)

Kate said...

I know I am weighing in a little late...but this post was one of my favorites from last week's and I keep thinking about No.(10) More time off for employees to spend reading books. How do we make this one happen? Just got a job and my reading time is WAY down!...especially since they will NOT allow you to read on your down time. Very UNCOOL!
Thanks for a great post!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you so much, Kate! You are right. We must find ways to implement this into LAW.