Recently, I ran across some nice photo writing prompts, so I thought I’d share one of those today. Yes, I know I should be working on my novel rewrite, but I’ve been working so many hours for a part-time job that’s its unbelievable. I think things will be slowing down soon, for a while, and I’ll get back to it. Meanwhile, if you’d like something fun to play with see the prompt below.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Photo by Bryan Thomas for the New York Times
This is a fascinating study about readers versus non-readers. This appeared in the New York Times on August 3rd. You can read their article by clicking here.
Over 3,650 people over age fifty participated in this study done by
. This group was split into three groups, those
that didn’t read books at all, those who read three-and-a-half hours a week and
those that read more than that. Yale University
The study was adjusted to include factors such as age, race, self-reported health, employment, marital status, etc. Age for the three-and-a-half hour a week group increased lifespan by 17 percent while those that read more than that increased by 23 percent. Book readers live an average of about two years longer than non-readers.
Now drag out those books and start reading.