I haven't finished any books this week (I helped my son finish his sizeable end-of-the-year school project... we're all wiped out ;-)
But I enjoyed reading this post on a blog I follow, MWF Seeking BFF.
The Hard Facts: Fiction Readers Have More Social Skills
WHO KNEW? I mean, when I'm holed up with a book, would anyone have believed I'm gaining social skills?
Apparently reading about the lives (and suffering) of fictional characters strengthens '"theory of mind,' is the ability to interpret and respond to those different from us, a pretty vital skill for anyone looking to make new friends or, I don’t know, exist in the world."