Is Reading Books Good For You?

Why Reading Books Is Good For You

It seems like a no-brainer. After all, you’ve probably already read how reading books keep our minds sharp. But that’s not all these bombastic bundles of paper can do. Books inspire us to do better Keith Oatley, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Toronto, found in his 2006 study that reading fiction is linked … Read more

What Is A Classic Book, Anyway?

Ever wonder why you were forced to read certain books for school when there were other novels you’d much rather be digging into? What determines a classic book, anyway? Shouldn’t Harry Potter be in that category by now? We’d like to think that the classics we are reading today were the Gillian Flynn and Jhumpa … Read more

Slash Some Shamblers In Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation

“See, the problem in this world ain’t sinners, or even the dead. It is men who will step on anyone who stands in the way of their pursuit of power.” – Dread Nation   While dystopian novel XX vs XY imagines a future divided by gender, Justina Ireland revisits the most divisive era in the history … Read more