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Everything today is "instant." When is the last time you read a good book? Not out os necessity, but out for pleasure? Studies show that avid readers and people who engage in mind challenging activities are less likely to develop dementia than those who don't!

- Submitted by PK2H2000 9/11/2010 in Everything Else | 5 Comments
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VIVIELA 12/8/2010 11:42:00 PM

    I have depression and trouble with concentration (maybe ADHD) a lot of the time. For a long time, it was bad enough I literally couldn't read. It would take me at least 45 minutes to get through a single page. And then my recollection of that page was spotty at best. I made a conscious decision to start reading at bedtime - ONLY fun stuff. I found that reading fun stuff at bed time helped (1) me build concentration stamina, (2) me learn to like reading again, (3) me to build my reading speed, (4) me to sleep better and with fewer nightmares, and (5) me to expand my mental horizons by visiting the places and considering the ideas described in the books. My thinking is so much clearer and organized since I've started reading again. Great secret!!!
SOFT_VAL67 9/16/2010 10:19:00 AM

    I absolutely love to read, real books, go to the library and check them out, i think these new products, computerized books, whatever u call them, are good for college students, but, i love to read real books...I just finished reading one, or rereading it, called Robert Speight, its an older book, based on a true story of a young woman venturing into the untamed Alaskan frontier, in the early 1920's to teach school.
And now I am onto my next read...In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
KIMKURZ 9/12/2010 10:16:00 AM

    I always read!!!!!Hubby likes sports on tv...i loath them,but I like us to be together when we relax(it has kept us happy for 30 years!)Books to the rescue!
When we were first married,and poor,we determined that our priorities were

the same today! emoticon
ARTBELLES 9/12/2010 12:11:00 AM

    I've been re-reading the Flinx & Pip books from Alan Dean Foster. always a good space-opera.
MOMMINATOR 9/11/2010 11:12:00 PM

    I read all the time! Always have a couple of books going. Love to read!
Happy to hear it my save my brain cells later!

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