Books are uncool!
I am an avid book reader. But I have rarely talked about books and authors with my friends and other people.
Perhaps this is because of the lack of interest in book reading, in the people of the capital. Most of my friends think that reading books is sort of uncool and is mostly for nerds. Although I think otherwise. I have always found reading, a very enjoyable experience. There is always something good to learn.
In a recently conducted survey by Dawn it was found that the number of people buying books has reduced. Even the bestsellers don’t get any attention.One of the old book shopkeeper said that:
Though most of the titles can be found in mint conditions and at low price but who cares.
I have rarely seen young people at bookshops browsing through books. Although piracy is rampant here and the pirated books cost very less but people still don’t buy any of these except for the course books( which are otherwise very expensive).
This change in reading habits can mainly be attributed to the easy access of new and cheap technology. People would rather spend time on the internet or waste endless hours in a gaming cafe, then reading a book.