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October is National Book Month (Show Your Support Here)

I really hate it when doom and gloomers say, "No one reads anymore." October is National Book Month and I'm asking everyone to pick up that book they've been "meaning to read" and read it. Or go to your local bookstore, roam around a section, pick a book with the most interesting cover, and read it. Or drop by your local library, ask the librarian for a suggestion and read it. Post what you are reading in the comments to help me show the world that there are still some readers out there, and we are a loud, rowdy bunch!

I really hate it when doom and gloomers say, "No one reads anymore." I read millions of words a day on blogs, news websites, Facebook, texts, fast food menus, ridiculous e-mail forwards and more. I know what they mean to say is "No one reads books anymore," but I find that equally offensive. I love reading books, too. I think it's time we showed the world that there are still plenty of book lovers out there.

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October is National Book Month and I'm asking everyone to pick up that book they've been "meaning to read" and read it. Or go to your local bookstore, roam around a section, pick a book with the most interesting cover, and read it. Or drop by your local library, ask the librarian for a suggestion and read it. Post what you are reading in the comments to help me show the world that there are still some readers out there, and we are a loud, rowdy bunch!

I'll start:

I'm Brian A. Klems, I love reading and this October I'm reading Scorecasting by Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim.

Book lovers untie!

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