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World Book Day: Is Covid lockdown giving reading a boost? – BBC News

Joel Rochester has been reading even more during lockdown
Joel Rochester has been reading even more during lockdown

By Hannah Billingsley-Dadd, BBC News

From “booktubers” to “bookstagrammers” – why reading looks different in the lockdown age.

Gone are the children’s dressing up competitions, reading extracts in school assemblies, the book reports and the festivities at the local library.

But with some readers delving deeper into new topics and others buying more books than ever, is lockdown giving reading a boost in the digital age?

“I’ve definitely found myself reading a lot more as a result of the lockdowns,” said 21-year-old Joel Rochester, from Newport, whose YouTube channel FictionalFates mostly focuses on books.

Source: World Book Day: Is Covid lockdown giving reading a boost? – BBC News