The Reason is You by Nikita SinghDavid Granger is everything you want and love in a novel character: xenophobic, racist, and homophobic. To back up, David Granger is year-old Vietnam war veteran who at the start of the novel is in a car accident. Though he survives the accident, Granger finds out upon being admitted to the hospital that he has a brain tumor and needs immediate surgery, a development he attributes to the Agent Orange he was exposed to during the war. Granger is soon wheeled off into surgery. Clayton, a fellow war veteran, was a Native American soldier that Granger disciplined during the war. Granger now finds himself constantly thinking of Clayton, weighed down by guilt, not really because he had disciplined him but because he stole something precious to Clayton during the war. Thus begins his hectic, if a little bizarre, journey.
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Getting lost in an enjoyable book could make you more empathetic. Empathy can even help you become happier. To be truly empathetic , you should not only understand how others feel and show empathy, but also know the words to express the way you feel. Reading increases your "emotional intelligence" vocabulary. Losing yourself in a work of fiction might actually increase your empathy.
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Elisabeth Duursma does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. You both know all the words off by heart. Given activities occurring just before sleep are particularly well-remembered by young children , you might wonder if all this repetition is beneficial. The answer is yes. Your child is showing they enjoy this story, but also that they are still learning from the pictures, words, and the interactions you have as you read this book together.
Even if you have read one good book in your life, you will know what reading gives. It gives you incomparable pleasure. While there is no doubt about the fact that reading is a priceless activity, it has been observed that the habit of reading has declined of late. One of the main causes for this decline is the growth of technology. Here are 30 reasons of reading books:.
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