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  1. Rita Alshoaibi

    Rita Alshoaibi مشرف سابق

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    People joke that no one in Los Angeles reads; everyone watches TV, rents videos, or goes to the movies. The most popular reading material is comic books, movie magazines, and TV guides. City libraries have only 10 percent of the traffic that car washes have. But how do you explain this? An annual book festival in west Los Angeles is “sold out” year after year. People wait half an hour for a parking space to become available.

    This outdoor festival, sponsored by a newspaper, occurs every April for one weekend. This year’s attendance was estimated at 70,000 on Saturday and 75,000 on Sunday. The festival featured 280 exhibitors. There were about 90 talks given by authors, with an audience question-and-answer period following each talk. Autograph seekers sought out more than 150 authors. A food court sold all kinds of popular and ethnic foods, from American hamburgers to Hawaiian shave ice drinks. Except for a $7 parking fee, the festival was free. Even so, some people avoided the food court prices by sneaking in their own sandwiches and drinks.

    People came from all over California. One couple drove down from San Francisco. “This is our sixth year here now. We love it,” said the husband. “It’s just fantastic to be in the great outdoors, to be among so many books and authors, and to get some very good deals, too.”

    The idea for the festival occurred years ago, but nobody knew if it would succeed. Although book festivals were already popular in other US cities, would Los Angeles residents embrace one? “Angelenos are very unpredictable,” said one of the festival founders.
     
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  3. saleh mubarak

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    . thanks alot my dear for this subject .it is really shows how much is the weastern people are modern and reading alot . but tell me about us do we read even quarter of what the read of books and enjoyung going to bookstores. i'm really feel shy when i come to our situation to find that we dont accomplish our goals in reading . i read once in the newspaper that in yemen only 20000 people who read the papers out of 2000000 . so we need to improve our reading skills and support others to read
     
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  5. Rita Alshoaibi

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    first a warm WELOME to U my brother
    and thanks for ur good comment.
    sorry, u think im yemeni, but im german, my husband is yemeni.
    i can tell , that here the most people dont read a lot, that was a "long" time before, when there was no computer, games, etc.


    so we have to support others to read too.



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