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Your Brain on Fiction

oliveryeh:

“The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between reading about an experience and encountering it in real life; in each case, the same neurological regions are stimulated. Keith Oatley, an emeritus professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto (and a published novelist), has proposed that reading produces a vivid simulation of reality, one that “runs on minds of readers just as computer simulations run on computers.” Fiction — with its redolent details, imaginative metaphors and attentive descriptions of people and their actions — offers an especially rich replica. Indeed, in one respect novels go beyond simulating reality to give readers an experience unavailable off the page: the opportunity to enter fully into other people’s thoughts and feelings.”

(via oliveryeh)

NYT: Slate to launch a monthly book review.

NYT: When an e-reader is loaded to capacity, it gets infinitesimally heavier!

SCIENCE!

All the news that is fit to smell.
[via Refinery29]
fuckyeahreading:

At first glance, it looks like a charming independent bookstore, a West Village gem with a window display featuring artful stacks of gleaming hardcovers. But, wait a minute. Is that one book? Like, many, many copies of the same book?
(via A Book Store. That’s Right. Book, Singular. - NYTimes.com)

fuckyeahreading:

At first glance, it looks like a charming independent bookstore, a West Village gem with a window display featuring artful stacks of gleaming hardcovers. But, wait a minute. Is that one book? Like, many, many copies of the same book?

(via A Book Store. That’s Right. Book, Singular. - NYTimes.com)

Amanda Hocking wins with a >$2 million 4 book deal.

Self-published YA author Amanda Hocking may be close to a lucrative book deal.

NYT: The future of print books will be personalised and beautiful.
(Picture depicts customised jackets for a collection of cookbooks from Juniper Books.)

NYT: The future of print books will be personalised and beautiful.

(Picture depicts customised jackets for a collection of cookbooks from Juniper Books.)

Romance readers clutch e-books tightly to their heaving bosoms.

San Francisco is for (book) lovers.

Brb, busy memorizing every single word, detail of this article.