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22 May, 2013

The reading brain and a different diet

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

This is what I’m reading right now…

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… a loaner from my daughter called The Wildwood Chronicles. The illustrations are rich and lovely (check out the official website!) and the story is taking me somewhere unexpected, which I am am enjoying very much right now.

Related: do you believe that you are what you read? And that if you read more of one thing or another you can change your brain? Are books like food, in that a steady diet of candy and fluff will rot your grey matter and a parade of healthy stuff will help it grow?

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