Friday, May 26, 2006

Are You Ready?

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution points to a Houston Chronicle Online article for his "Houston fact of the day":
Spanish titles or resources for learning English accounted for half of the top 20 most popular audio books [in Houston public libraries].
My favorite gem gleaned from the article is:
Among the least popular resources was FEMA's publication, Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness. The book is one of more than 3,000 titles that have not been circulated during the past two years.
I also suspect that the conflated category "Spanish titles or resources for learning English" is more full of "novelas"-- Spanish-language pornographic comic books -- than ESL materials.

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