And btw I haven’t closed comments on ALL posts, only on that one that was keeping me busy.
Writing a bit of Shooting Star. My oldest discussed with me that from the feel and the storyline, the Romanian sequel actually belongs to the Shooting Star series, as a prequel, rather than a tag onto the Solar Wind series which closes very firmly at the end of “The Morrigan”.
Manfred Spitzer, neurologist and developmental researcher, points out that screen time and internet-style reading reduces a person’s ability to read longer pieces, such as novels and other paperbacks. This is interesting. New studies also reveal that what was learnt from ebooks doesn’t go in as deeply or as easily as what is studied from old-fashioned paper textbooks. The difference is the tactile sensation, and the physical, 3D permanence of the word on the paper page. The human brain learns through all its senses, so yes – feeling the paper between your fingertips and curling the page while you’re reading actually helps you anchor what you are reading.
Here are some boats for you (oh look, there’s a fish…)