1. What is the rarest color on your bookshelf? Yellow. I have no yellow books. I’m tempted to buy one just so I can make a bookish rainbow 2. What’s a genre you have never read (and why)? Horror. I’m jumpy and already scared of everything. Those books won’t make it better 3. Is there a really expensive book or edition of a book that you would love to have (if so, what is it?)? Jane Eyre Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition 4. Have you ever picked up a book because it was mentioned in a movie/show/book? I don’t think so 5. We all have love stories we’re tired of, but what’s a love story you would love to read? Whatever CoHo comes up with next 6. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever read in/at? Nothing cool comes to mind. I’ve read in the ICU where curtains separate beds. Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres. I kept laughing to myself and the other 6-8 (I can’t remember how many there were) patients there probably thought that I’d lost my mind. I’ve also read in class (in uni). Trying not to gasp (the book was about a man in prison in Thailand. scary, gross, shocking… you name it) 7. What language do you predominantly read in? English (not my first language. 2nd… well, 3rd in counting) 8. What’s the best book you had to read for school? I liked Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 9. Is there a book you would like to read but that intimidates you a bit? (if so, which one?) ASOIAF series. They’re so long. And so loved and blah. 10. Finish this sentence: The perfect bookshelf is… big, filled with books and Funkos, materialising in front of me out of my dreams right now. Now. Nnnnnooooowww…. now 11. Is there a poem you really like? Which one? Several. In my native about death and/or nationality
From vocabulary expansion to temporary escapism, there seem to be endless benefits to reading books. Our new favorite benefit? Living longer.
According to The Guardian, a new study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine observed the reading patterns of 3,635 people aged 50+ and found that avid book readers live almost two years longer than non-book readers. The study notes that reading books, rather than newspapers and magazines, “[engages] the reader’s mind more – providing more cognitive benefit, and therefore increasing the lifespan.”
Just another reason why reading books is literally the greatest thing ever.
I got my anniversary present the other day: three of the Penguin Classics Deluxe Graphic editions and one regular, but still awesome looking, Classics Deluxe edition. I wanted to tell my husband that he should have technically gotten me nine books (one for each year of marriage), BUT I just said thank you instead. ;) LOL
The truly sad thing is that I only got to ogle them for a brief moment before packing them in a box. *Le sigh*