Reading is good for you

A study published in December 2013 has demonstrated that reading increases brain activity. 17 students were asked to read a novel and had an MRI every morning. “On the days after the reading, significant increases in connectivity were discovered on hubs in the brain…” Reading is good for school achievement. In 2012, Nick Gibb, the UK … Continue reading Reading is good for you

Reading fiction REALLY is good for you

This article “The Surprising Power of Reading Fiction” by Courtney Seiter is worth a read as she details how reading fiction actually helps develop empathy, reduces stress and mental aging, improves sleep, relationships, memory, inclusivity, vocabulary, creativity, pleasure and ultimately happiness! And this excellent Canadian infographic provides further interesting data.  So grab a good book and … Continue reading Reading fiction REALLY is good for you

Books and book stuff to your teen for Christmas (for parents)

Offering a book for Christmas prevents the “Summer slide” and is a great way to show you value books and reading. So head down to the bookshop and stroll the shelves. What to choose? A book of the genre your teen likes A series is a great gift as it is difficult to get them … Continue reading Books and book stuff to your teen for Christmas (for parents)

Book your Holiday Reading Pack

What do you do during the holidays? Bike – Read – Socialize – Read – Contemplate – Read – Play – Read – Climb – Read… Get a Holiday Reading Pack containing 10 books specially chosen for you. Advantages of reading for pleasure: Perfect brain gym Perfect relaxation between stints of revisions and sporting activities … Continue reading Book your Holiday Reading Pack