Reading books

Claire Heuchan: 2022 – My year of reading lesbian and bisexual women’s books

2022 might just be the time I manage to keep a New Year’s resolution. This year, I’m reading books by lesbian and bisexual women. I won’t say “only”, because that implies a limitation. In fact, I can imagine few things more liberating and delightful than a year spent eating on …

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The Best Cozy Bars for Reading Books While Sipping Cocktails in the Seattle Area

Seattle is a city of books; it regularly tops the lists of most book buyers per capita, has a popular library system and is home to dozens of independent and original bookstores. In 2017, the city was even designated UNESCO City of Literature. Faced with long, rainy winters, Seattle residents …

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The glorious pleasure of proofreading

The other night things got morbid over the second bottle of wine. “What book have you just accepted that you will never read before you die?” asked someone, maybe me. The range of responses was wide, but the consensus was clear: life is simply too short to read. Finnegans Wake. …

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ASK ELLIE: Reading books can provide answers about toxic parenting

Reader’s comment on the topic of parenting that hurts rather than helps: Dr. Susan Forward’s Toxic Parenting is one of the best books and manuals I have ever come across. I have passed on many copies throughout my own years of therapy, to so many tortured souls. I am the …

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Reading Books Doesn’t Hurt Children in Iowa

Threatening to throw a teacher or a librarian in jail would lead to an outcome that would be worse for everyone. Amy White January 19, 2022 9:56 a.m. The teenage and children’s sections of the Oxford Public Library are featured on October 21. (Liz Martin/The Gazette) You have probably already …

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From reading books to playing games, how to stay young despite stress

Studies have shown that people who are not good at managing their stress can increase their risk of dying prematurely by 43% Dublin: A little stress can be good for your mental and physical well-being, but too much stress can lead to anxiety, depression and other health problems. It can …

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Are Americans losing interest in reading books? | Life

American women over 50 were more avid readers. ― AFP photo NEW YORK, January 11 ― For several years now, Scandinavians have been world champions in reading. However, an opposite phenomenon seems to be happening in the United States. Americans are reading fewer and fewer books every year, according to …

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Reading books, listening to music doesn’t improve well-being, study finds

OXFORD, United Kingdom – Reading books, listening to music, and watching TV – what researchers call “mainstream media” – don’t help improve happiness and well-being as much as some think. This is the result of a new survey comparing the short-term benefits of consuming traditional media over newer platforms such …

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Are Americans losing interest in reading books?

For several years, Scandinavians have been world champions in reading. However, an opposite phenomenon seems to be happening in the United States. Americans are reading fewer and fewer books every year, according to the Gallup Institute. And this is a statistic observed in several social classes. Why don’t we read …

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Reading books is a wonderful way to travel and taste exotic dishes

Can’t travel? Read a book. Can’t get gourmet food? Read a book. Better yet, read a travel book that delves into food. I did exactly that and got help from a delightful volume titled A Mobile Feast: Life-Changing Culinary Adventures Around the World. This planet alone publication takes you to …

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