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Reading A Very Short Introduction by Belinda Jack

Last week I heard Belinda Jack on the Book Hub on RN. An academic who thinks a lot about how we read. The book takes us through the history of writing and then reading; from ancient times to modern listening habits. Jacks also gives us her clearly thought out idea of what reading is and why it is so interesting a concept. Reading is one of the things most of us do in Western societies. (Although there are thought to be uptown 20% of the World's population who are not literate) It is not an innate learned ability like speaking, that is acquired through mimicry, but has to be taught to us. We do not think too much about it as once you can read it becomes so automatic. But, as Jacks, expl

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