Do you read? With the invention of movie theaters, televisions, and computers I must say reading has been put on the back burner. Sitting down with a good book is like wearing a girdle. Not many do it anymore, unless they’re older people. But books are making a comeback with the craze of Starbucks and Barnes and Nobles, especially with generation X and Y. Research says reading helps a person’s brain function better. I wonder if this research was prompted and performed by librarians? I kid, I kid. But I do wonder what all reading helps with. Does it make a person process and understand a situation faster? Does it give a person a quick sense of humor? Does it help with a person’s patience? Or does it just give a person a bigger vocabulary to spout out? So I guess my question is, why do we NEED to read? And what about books on tape or c-d or now I guess even on ipods?! Is this defeating the purpose of reading?
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not a total lump I have a favorite author and read his books when possible. But I hate how the world makes me feel like an idiot or like I’m loosing my ‘smarts’ if I’m not currently reading a book.
So I don’t know… what do you think? Has reading this blog helped stimulate your brain?