I just heard this announced and want to call it to your attention rathe than letting it get lost in the comments for our December 15 meeting. During Table Topics that day, Bukky was asked why we read. As you can see from the comments, the question has stayed with me for a while and I’d love to see your further thoughts there. Now comes the news that the Diane Rehm show for March 26 will focus on the question of why fiction matters. The web teaser says
A recent study indicates that fewer than half of all Americans are reading novels today. It suggests that those who do read fiction are better able to understand the emotions of others
That makes me want to keep reading while I’m waiting for the program.