people reading books

Link to a Nice End of the Year Post

Late last night, I came across a very nice blog post I wanted to share. This is the time of year where most things slow down and we all take breaks.

And I’ve seen a lot of end of the year publishing blog posts that are very nice, but so far this one is the nicest.

It was written by Miriam, over at the Dystel & Goderich Literary Management blog. You can check it out here and read the entire post. It’s not that long, which proves that less is always more.

Here’s one line that resonated with me, with regards to why it’s so important to read:

“Because it sharpens your wit and develops your capacity for empathy.”

These days it often seems harder and harder to be empathetic regarding a wide range of issues. But reading helps bring this back, and if you read a book like The Help, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Snookie’s Book New York Times Best Seller

If you’re a fan of Jersey Shore and Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi, you’ll be thrilled to know her new book, A SHORE THING, made the New York Times Best Seller List this weekend. I’m including this link to blue centric if you want to read more. If you’re not a Snookie fan, too damn bad (smile).

No comment on this end about Snookie or the book. I’m not a critic and don’t want to be. As long as people are reading books, I’m smiling.