That "Summer Reading List" Could save your life! How?

Comic Book Fan Dave
Comic Book Fan Dave

My wife loves Danielle Steele romances. A few years back she discovered Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

I love sci-fi and fantasy; Stephen King. When we were bringing our kids home, I discovered the Artemis Fowl series. Kids are evil geniuses! I'm slowly making my way through the Ian Fleming James Bond series. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid are on my bucket reading list. Eventually I'll get around to finishing up the 39 Clues series. What can I say? I'm just a big kid.

My son, Justin, thinks I'm kinda boring. I'll sit down on the sofa in the living room next to my son, Ethan, who's playing on his PSP, and I'll read a comic book or a paperback. Justin'll just shake his head in disgust at me and go outside and shoot hoops. My daughter, Bella, rolls her eyes and goes back to surfing pictures on social media.

Science is at it again - crunching the number to find that people who read books live longer than people who don't. Where can I get a sweet cake job like this? Researchers followed bookworms around for a dozen years and found that reading at least a half hour a day means a person is 23% less likely to die. Maybe, relaxing with a good book is not only stress-free, but less likely to involve risky, life-threatening activity. Reading books is supposed to add twenty-four months to a person's life. So, if you like to read, you can probably add a few titles to that reading list to finish with the extra time!

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