Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yes, We Do Read!

A National Library survey said that only 13% of 27 million Malaysians read books. Come into the light, where we can see you :)
says Dizzy Firefly a.k.a Liyana Yussof in the first post of a new blog called :
and we also read
in which she and others sneak up on people reading all over the Klang Valley to celebrate :
those who choose not to stare into space while on the train, in queues, waiting, or walking around. ... We don't care who you are, what you look like, what you're wearing, what your language is. You were reading, we found you ...
Inspired by a really nice blog called other People Reading which lets us know what people are reading in Los Angeles, the intitiative fits very nicely into Zain's Read While Waiting Project.

Contributors to the blog are needed, so dig your camera out and hit the streets as a roaming reporter!

By the way, I remember that Pak Adib has some very nice candid shots of KL folks reading but am not sure where to find them now. In looking for them I found this nice photo of Adib by Han Ghazi on Flickr.

3 comments:

caving liz said...

The back cover of July-Sept Quill has an advert for a seminar on Great Books of the Islamic and Malay Civilisations. The seminar was set up to encourage Msians to read!
Sharon, you should post a photo of this :-)

Berisman said...

Sharon,
Thanks for the link to my blog.

Berisman said...

Sharon,
Below is the URL of candid shots of people readin:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/caught-reading/

--Pak Adib aka Berisman