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.
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."
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!