By Shane Goodman Publisher/Editor
Turn off the tube
With multiple televisions, radios and computers in most homes, it has become too easy to tune in to mindless entertainment and have hours dwindle before your eyes with minimal contributions to your mind. And that has been the unfortunate case for a few generations of Americans now. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Statistics show that children who actively read perform better in school and are more successful in their careers than those who don’t. And as logical as this may seem, we still tend to spend a growing amount of time on the couch watching the idiot box in our homes. Sad.
We are doing our part at Cityview to help promote reading — including the works of several local authors — in this week’s cover story. This is our third annual effort to provide book reviews to our readers. The positive response from the previous two year’s efforts prompted us to run book reviews each week in Cityview, which started a few months ago. Even so, we decided to continue to publish our annual effort, too.
We encourage you to turn off the TV, pick up a book or two and give them a try. Your mind will thank you, and we will, too.
And as always, thanks for reading. CV