The books we should read -should increase our knowledge of the various subjects like English, Tamil, Science, Mathematics, Social Science etc. There are great classics in every language. The Kama Ramayana, The Valmiki Ramayana, The Bhagavad Gita, Shakespeare’s plays, Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Paradise Regained’, ‘A Tale of Two Cities,’ by Charles Dickens, ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ by Jane Austin, ‘The Trumpet Major,’ by Thomas Hardy, Kalka’s historical and social novels which contain a lot of research into our ancient history, the novels of Naa. Parthasarathy, Jayakanthan, T. Janakiraman etc., and many classics in other languages contribute to our knowledge.
For a long time, longer than anyone in the newspaper business has been alive in fact, print journalism has been intertwined with these economics. The expense of printing created an environment where Wal-Mart was willing to subsidize the Baghdad bureau. This wasn’t because of any deep link between advertising and reporting, nor was it about any real desire on the part of Wal-Mart to have their marketing budget go to international correspondents. It was just an accident. Advertisers had little choice other than to have their money used that way, since they didn’t really have any other vehicle for display ads.
Viray (1987) studied the reading interests, habits and information needs of the urban poor in Constitution Hills Quezon City so that decisions about the provision of a library could be facilitated, as part of promoting the development in underprivileged areas. Library service was seen as a means for information dissemination which could help residents in their livelihoods and other aspects of their life. They considered reading an interesting activity while many other recreational activities were available to them. However, most of them express that they read only once a week. Differences in the materials being read were seen among adults and the youth, as well as respondents coming from different educational and occupational backgrounds. Most of them expressed the interest in having a community library built in their area.