Three Healthy Reasons to Read

Apr 14

Three healthy reasons to add reading to your routine: After just 6 minutes of concentrated reading, your muscles naturally relax and release tension. Incorporating regular reading sessions has been shown to be helpful for people with low self-esteem and depression. Reading before bed can help you sleep....

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Reading IS sexy

Mar 31

I have always thought reading was a little bit of everything good… it is also very sexy… it implies a certain level of intellectual capacity, some imagination and the ability to be storied…                ...

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Jan 03

Over the holidays I had the pleasure of reading Tom Standage’s A History of the World in 6 Glasses aloud with my family. This book was fascinating! It really did correlate world history to beverages and did so in a way that made me feel almost as if I should have already thought of it myself. This is an easy and interesting way to learn about the world’s...

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Read books for charity

Aug 27

Ohhhhh! Two of my favorite things… reading and doing something positive… have now been combined. We Give Books was created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation.1 Easy-peasy. You go to their website and you choose from one of the campaigns, sign up, read the FREE books online to yourself, to others, to anyone who...

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Listening IS an Act of Love

Aug 13

Listening is an act of love, originally uploaded by allicette. As part of my summer reading aloud shtick I chose a book of short, inspiring stories. I figured they were easier to follow and would keep everyone’s attention because when you are reading a book with 3 other people–over the age of 14–it is difficult to find a time and to keep everyone...

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The Prince of Mist

Jul 27

I am a big fan of Carlos Ruiz Zafon. He is an engaging writer who keeps me captivated by his way with words. He mesmerizes with his story, weaving you into his fictional worlds. The Prince of Mist was not his best piece but it was good and easy to read. I read it out loud to someone else in no time at all. And we both enjoyed it. As he writes in a note to the...

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