Sadly, mrd, it is not just the younger generation. I have met plenty of people over the years my own age or older who also profess not to read. Personally, I never leave the house without money, keys, hard candy, chapstick, water and a book. Never. Not even to go to the variety store. I mean, what if some sort of robbery took place while I was there and I had to sit and wait for the cops? How would I fill my time.