Category Archives: reading

literary fiction is good for you

“…after reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious nonfiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence — skills that come in especially handy when you are trying to read someone’s body language … Continue reading

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bookmarks

I recently discovered a magazine called Bookmarks while browsing at Barnes & Noble.  They present a compilation of book reviews from papers like The New York Times and the Boston Globe, giving you a quick snapshot of what reviewers thought … Continue reading

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why I love my Kindle

When e-readers first came out, I was a skeptic.  I love the feeling of an actual book, turning the pages, arranging the colorful spines on my bookshelves.  But living in an 850 square foot house has its downsides, and shelf … Continue reading

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