I feel like I’ve kind of said this before. In talking about the purpose of education. In defining and defending genres like science fiction and fantasy from discrimination. But today my dad sent around an article that does a better job than I have in explaining just how much reading can affect you, can change you – for the better.
Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.
The worst part about this looming extinction is that readers are proven to be nicer and smarter than the average human, and maybe the only people worth falling in love with on this shallow hell on earth…
Because reading is something that molds you and adds to your character. Each triumph, lesson and pivotal moment of the protagonist becomes your own.
Well okay then! You can read the whole article here: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/date-reader-readers-best-people-fall-love-scientifically-proven/662017/
I had been trying to figure out whether to join Holly in her goal of reading a book and a comic a month. The comics I have been doing, but the books… the blog, and the LitFlix, and comics, and time in general, have kept me from reading much of anything in a while. I think I’m feeling those effects. So I need to – I need books.
So if you care to read along or expect what I’m reading, it’s The Incal right now. I’m a slower reader than Holly, but I can try for a book a month. I have a number to choose between, but I think I will read Among Others by Jo Walton. Science Fiction? Fantasy? Hugo and Nebula Award Winning? Wales? Yes to all of these things.
This also nails the coffin in a few of the LitFlix plans – I am pretty sure that Hercules and TMNT will both have to wait until they’re available to rent, along with a couple I’m not sure if we’ll even see here in theaters – The Scribbler and Snow Piercer. Because for now – I have books to read!