Why Gustavus thinks reading for fun isn't dead — just on hold


Gustavus Adolphus junior Tristan Richards, an avid reader, nonetheless tells U.S. News & World Report why she doesn’t read much for pleasure while in college:

“I just don’t carry a book around [with] me anymore because I should be using my time for school. And personally, when I have a ton of pages to read for class, I’m really sick of looking at words by the end of it.”

The article focuses on a recent Gustavus survey, conducted by two Gustavus librarians, that show nine in 10 students polled like to read for fun — but feel they don’t have the time to do it.

Read the article here. It includes the Gustavus survey and some measures the college is taking to help connect students with leisure reading.