Wednesday, June 13, 2018

#164 / Booking It

An article in Aeon, the online magazine, cites recent social science research to suggest that "reading novels is good for you."

Literary fiction takes the reader on a journey into other worlds, other lives, other minds. A new study shows that this has an immediate effect on the reader’s powers of empathy, as judged by simple lab tests. The same benefit was not found for popular fiction.

I tend to think that's right. If you're not reading a lot of good novels, get right on it! That, by the way, is exactly what "booking it" means!

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