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Eager reader of history, mystery, classics, biographies, steampunk, lit fic, science, scifi, and etc. My reviews are mostly positive--I rarely finish or write about books I don't enjoy. My TBR is too high for that.

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Another good reason to read, as reported by The Guardian Newspaper:

 

Joe and Pip in 2012's film adaptation of Great Expectations
Great Expectations from great literature … empathy occurs in the spaces between characters, such as Joe and Pip, pictured here in the 2012 film adaptation. 
 

Have you ever felt that reading a good book makes you better able to connect with your fellow human beings? If so, the results of a new scientific study back you up, but only if your reading material is literary fiction – pulp fiction or non-fiction will not do.

 

 

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Source: http://jaylia3.booklikes.com/post/574802/reading-literary-fiction-improves-empathy-study-finds