Reading Can Help You Live Longer?: Today in Critical Linking

Compared with those who did not read books, those who read for up to three and a half hours a week were 17 percent less likely to die over 12 years of follow-up, and those who read more than that were 23 percent less likely to die. Book readers lived an average of almost two years longer than those who did not read at all.

And this difference is even after controlling for age, race, income, and education. Pretty compelling, but why would this be?

Daisy Ridley is attached to star in Lionsgate’s adaptation of popular young adult novel “Chaos Walking” by Patrick Ness. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the casting Thursday on the company’s earnings call with Wall Street analysts, saying that film would go into production next year.

If you’ve read this series, you know what part she is going to play. Also, if you’ve read this series, you know how bonkers this movie is going to be.

The book, published by Jonathan Cape on 11th October, is based on Fielding’s original columns in the Independent and chronicles Bridget’s “somewhat bumpy journey into motherhood”, with a pregnancy “full of cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice from Drunken Singletons and Smug Mothers, chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair”, all of which overshadowed by the “terribly awkward” question of ‘who is the father?’

Trying to think of an analog: a series of novels that follows a woman from early adulthood through the rest of her life.

She was told by police that suspicions had been raised by Thomson Airways cabin crew in relation to a book she had been reading on her flight titled Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline. 

No joke: thought police.


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