Posted by: ccclib | April 30, 2012

Reading: Why and What?

We all know reading is essential, but it’s importance isn’t limited to the knowledge we can access directly from textbooks and manuals.  Yesterday, The Boston Globe published an article titled “Why Fiction is Good for You” which explores the question “Does fiction build the morality of individuals and societies, or does it break it down?”  The same day, the Art of Manliness blog posted an article explaining “Why Men Should Read More Fiction.”

So it’s good to read both fiction and non-fiction.  Ah, but what to read?  While I would remind everyone that libraries are an excellent source for readers’ advisories, here are a couple of articles that might give you some ideas as well.

From The New Yorker: What We’re Reading: The Before-Bed Edition

From The Barnes & Noble Review: What to Read? Glen Finland Recommends

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