Archive for October 2013

Article: Literary Fiction Helps Us Read People

Literary Fiction Helps Us Read People

(From Pacific Standard, October 03, 2013)

“New research suggests reading literature increases our ability to pick up on the subjective states of others.”

Book Review: The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan I’d heard the title of this book (and accompanying movie) many times before, but didn’t realize it was a spy thriller (I thought it was horror instead, perhaps due to the Alfred Hitchock movie connection?). It’s definitely a fairly thrilling read for the most part — the descriptions of the Scottish landscape were a bit hard to follow — and is a pretty enjoyable read.