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Today Is International Literacy Day. Why Literacy Is Important and How You Can Help.

The world is limited for people who can’t read. Imagine not being able to read signs, medication labels, job applications, or a note from your child’s teacher, and not having the pleasure of reading a novel. Reading helped me survive … Continue reading

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Reading on the subway

I love to read on the subway–and the bus, the streetcar–any transportation that I have to take, that takes my time. It’s relaxing, rejuvenating, entertaining (novels). Or I learn from it, gain new understandings (non-fiction). I’m almost always reading a … Continue reading

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Reading helps reduce your stress – even just 6 minutes!

Reading can help reduce your stress by as much as two thirds (or 68%), even if you only read for six minutes. And reading works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, … Continue reading

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Seen Reading!

I just stumbled on something cool–Seenreading.com! Seenreading is a blog by Julie Wilson, who works in publishing and lives in Toronto. She notes down what books people are reading when she sees them–even the page number!–where they were and what … Continue reading

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I am so thankful for books and reading

Photo by MorBCN @ Flickr You know that Abba song, “Thank You For the Music”? With that joyful chorus: “So I say Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing Who can … Continue reading

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I feel a connection to other readers

Photo by G. Maguyon @ Flickr I often feel a connection to other readers, whenever I see them out in the world. We might have nothing in common except that we like to read–but that feels like enough. I get … Continue reading

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