Reclaiming readers will rejuvenate the spirit of a society that's run ragged, stressed out, overconnected, intellectually complacent, and emotionally dissatisfied.
That's from a book called "Reviving Reading" by Alison M.G. Follos.
I've been reading lots of fiction for my Teen Lit class. Most weeks, we have to read two novels. So I spend hours every week with my nose in these books, barely coming up for air. It's been good for me. It feels like I'm recovering my mind, from some mothy old place I left it. Story after story after story, I can almost feel new neural connections forming, I swear.