2: Why Do We Read?

2: Why Do We Read? Looking Over Life

James and Shawn talk about their reading habits and personal reading trends. They also look at the current climate of reading in society.  Also, Shawn tried to teach James how to say a word, and James attempted to explain the difference between power and energy—Shawn still doesn't get it. Note from James: Hoe moe GEEN ee us is a correct pronunciation. See Merriam-Webster's homogeneous and homogenous.  Email us: lookingoverlife@gmail.com  Goodreads  Socrates' argument against writing   Medical Daily article on attention span  Pew Research article on percentage of people who don't read  Pew Research article on percentage of people who listen to audio books  The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains   James's Suggestions:  Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  Shawn's Suggestions:  Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes  Anne of Green Gables Series by L. M. Montgomery

Published by Looking Over Life

James and Shawn are two friends who like to talk about life. Science, grammar, parenting, spirituality—they're like to discuss it.

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