Book Reader’s Cognitive Advantage

Your literary habit offers more than a fleeting experience

Sylvia Dziuba
Literature Lust

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Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

There is a reason why writing is called creative art. Lined up side by side with musical notes and paint brushes. The words, like composer's notes, morph into a feeling, a story, a world that pulls in its audience.

I recently read a comment by a young woman on LinkedIn saying that we live in the age of technology, and as such, we don’t need to read books anymore…

The poor girl doesn’t know what she’s missing.

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
William Styron, “Conversations with William Styron”.

My relationship with books started around the age of seven. I dove headfirst into the magical world of fiction. The words of Hans Christian Andersen, Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, and many others, still flow through my veins.

I read hundreds of novels until a friend introduced me to non-fiction. I don’t quite remember that first book; I think it might have been “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason or the “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin. Nevertheless, I was in love.

I guess you could say that the novels of my childhood shaped my values and moral…

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Sylvia Dziuba
Literature Lust

Journalist & Design Critic. I write and speak about #architecture #interiors & #objects.