A recent study has discovered that people who read regularly are more likely to live longer than their non-bookish counterparts. Good news for all us book nerds!
Quoted in the New York Times, Yale University’s epidemiology professor, Becca R. Levy, stated that “People who report as little as a half-hour a day of book reading had a significant survival advantage over those who did not read.”
But claiming benefits from increased levels of literacy is barely a new thing, and several previous studies have concluded that it can be beneficial to many different aspects of our lives.
I try hard to fit a good amount of reading into my life, and, most days, manage to grab a chapter or two. Mind you, when it’s a particularly good book, I’m one of those people who will spend an entire day doing everything with just one hand while I hold a book in the other.
At the moment I’m reading Josh Malerman’s ‘Bird Box’. It joined my TBR pile after several people in my Twitter feed were raving about it, and I’m not disappointed thus far.
What are you reading at the moment?