Book Review - The Reason You're Alive by Matthew Quick | Reading Books Like a BossElisabeth Duursma does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. You both know all the words off by heart. Given activities occurring just before sleep are particularly well-remembered by young children , you might wonder if all this repetition is beneficial. The answer is yes.
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Book Review – The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick
Ever had that experience reading a novel when you become so absorbed that you forget to each lunch or you miss your subway stop? Or you're turning the pages so fast when you look up the house has gotten dark around you, and you realize you've been squinting to see the words. You probably call it "getting lost in a book," and we could all probably name a novel that has caused this to happen. No surprises here, but many people mention J. Rowling's Harry Potter series as making them victims of this absorption. For the first time, bookish neurologists have looked into what causes people to get lost in a book, and they've used Harry Potter books as research.
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Getting lost in an enjoyable book could make you more empathetic. Empathy can even help you become happier. To be truly empathetic , you should not only understand how others feel and show empathy, but also know the words to express the way you feel. Reading increases your "emotional intelligence" vocabulary. Losing yourself in a work of fiction might actually increase your empathy.