December 6 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 27, 2013
A survey has revealed Norwich readers feel red-faced about some of their reading choices, with almost three in five admitting to feeling embarrassed about reading certain books.
A total of 57pc of people surveyed by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) admitted to embarassment, while almost one in five (17pc) admitted to judging a book by its cover.
Romance, erotic fiction and celebrity authors top the most embarrassing reads, while not everyone can enjoy the same range of books.
The Read for RNIB Day on October 11 aims to make more books accessible for blind and partially- sighted people
The Norwich readers join millions around Britain who could be denying themselves a whole world of literature because they’re so worried about what other people think.
The research revealed that despite the levels of embarrassment, more than four in five adults (84pc) in Norwich said they read regularly.
Currently just seven per cent of books are fully accessible to people with sight loss.