Bodacious Books and Baubles
That the average person spends 2.5 to 3.5 hours a day watching mindless TV. That is a total of 17.5 to 24.5 hours a week people are sitting on the couch staring at a TV screen. On average people spend 19 minutes a day reading. That is less than 2.5 hours a week. Watching too much TV has been linked to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Reading has been said to slow the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, improve cognitive brain function, and preserve memory in old age.
"If you take a book with you on a journey," Mo had said when he put the first one in her box, "an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you were reading it... yes, books are like flypaper—memories cling to the printed page better than anything else."
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Books and Baubles
225 Shaker Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028