Anecdote: The book in the Apple store
"I had to go to the Apple store a few weeks ago while my husband's daughter was staying with us. Because she's a reader, like us, she had a book with her and while we were being all techy, doing this, that and the other, she stood there next to us, quietly reading her book. I loved it. She was standing in the home of the iPad, seller of iBooks, reading a traditional paper book. So rebellious in such a quiet, unintentional way. I was probably the only one that noticed the dichotomy, but it made me giggle."
- Chelsea Hunter, editor, WellBeing magazine ($12; Universal Magazines), in response to 'Work and iBeing' on International National Literacy Day.
On that note, literacy advocate Bronwyn Sheehan of The Pyjama Foundation told U on Sunday magazine: "Immerse your children in books. Surround them with books. Have them everywhere: car, bed, bath, toy room, in your nappy bag. (Never leave home without one). And dare I say it, in the toilet. The kids will soon start reading just by the volume of books around them...Join your local library and let the children have their own library cards. (This is very empowering for them). Take the family to the library once a week. They even have free kids' story time and activities, my kids always loved this."
This week, the Brisbane Writer's Festival is also in full swing.