There’s been a lot of attention, both in this blog and elsewhere, on a recent study finding that reading books can extend your life.
I thought readers might find it useful if I put the best articles/videos about it together in one spot. And, since I’ll be preparing a lesson about it, a “Best” list will help me, too!
You might also be interested in The Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.
Here are the resources (the first two are links to previous posts on this blog):
New research shows that people who read a lot live longer is a great differentiated lesson for English Language Learners from Breaking News English.
Readers Live Longer, Plus 4 Other Science-Backed Benefits to Turning Pages is from People Magazine.
Study: Reading May Extend Lifespan is from Voice Of America.
The best reason for reading? Book lovers live longer, scientists say. is from The Washington Post.
Read Books, Live Longer? is from The New York Times.
Do Bookworms Live Longer? New Study Links Reading More Books To Longer Lifespan is from Tech Times.
Book up for a longer life: readers die later, study finds is from The Guardian.