Education

Too busy to learn? You are not the one one

Book reader in the US

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Is studying turning into a luxurious pastime?

Work, children, checking your telephone. However studying a e-book? It simply does not occur as a lot because it used to.

A brand new survey, although, suggests greater than two-thirds of Brits want they’d extra time to learn.

The survey of two,000 UK adults by The Reading Agency discovered that 67% wish to learn extra, however practically half (48%) admit they’re too busy.

And greater than 35% mentioned they battle to search out e-book they actually like.

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Many individuals say they’ve learn The Lord of the Rings after they have solely seen the movie


Record of books we’re most definitely to say we have learn, after we’ve really solely seen the movie, so as of recognition:

  1. James Bond books, Ian Fleming
  2. Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis
  4. The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  5. The Starvation Video games, Suzanne Collins
  6. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
  7. The Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum
  8. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
  9. The Woman with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
  10. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey
  12. Gone Woman, Gillian Flynn
  13. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

Maybe as a result of we do not learn as a lot as we would like, as a result of two out of 5 of us (41%) are comfortable to stretch the reality in terms of what or how a lot we have learn.

Millennials are the era most definitely to lie about their studying habits, with 64% of 18- to 24-year-olds fibbing concerning the variety of books, or the sorts of books, they’ve learn.

One quarter of 18-24 yr olds (25%) admit to having lied about studying JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, after they have the truth is simply watched the Peter Jackson movies.

The survey was commissioned forward of World Book Night on 23 April, which calls on e-book lovers throughout the nation to provide a superb e-book to somebody who does not learn typically.


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