Reading is very good for you, from Ode Magazine.
Reading alone can’t cure diseases, of course, but the researchers concluded that reading contributes to “cognitive reserve” (CR), the brain’s ability to protect itself and adapt to physical damage. CR has been “extensively studied in other neurological disorders—Alzheimer’s, stroke, other dementias, sleep apnea, traumatic brain injury,” says Margit Bleecker of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore, Maryland, who co-authored the study. In all cases, “individuals with more CR are able to withstand injury to the brain.”
That is amazing! My parents should be well protected against those age-related mental things then. It's a long article but worth it.
Article on women in the Royal Society of London. Women couldn't technically be admitted until 1945, which is horrible.
I'm looking at what to get my Book Blogger Secret Santa giftee. If they say ARCs and used books are ok, is it ok to give them one of mine?
ok, off to shower.