(Study out of Baylor College of Medicine via MSNBC and Today's Health)
Now there's proof that holing myself up with a book is good for me....
So...in order to stave off old age I am cramming my little neurons with delightful pieces of information!
For example, here are some of the words I learned while reading, Top of the Morning; Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV
by Brain Stelter....
evinced, polymath, panopoly and plenteous.
I discovered what the Principle of Favorability is while reading The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo.
I was able to peer into the mind of a furniture refinisher in Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman.
I discovered what 'freegans' are while reading the mystery,
Bookplate Special by Lorna Barnett.
I learned that Philippe Petit walked between the twin towers in 1974...in broad daylight(!!) when I read
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordecai Gerstein.
I discovered a new set of heroes in
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan when I read
Helen Keller; Out of a Dark and Silent World
by Sandra H. Shichtman. Those two women astounded me.
Thank you, dear books!
Now, back to the stacks...