Put away your phones, set down your tablets and avoid all the technological distractions around you. August 9 is Book Lovers Day! Research has shown that reading is not only entertaining but can have many health benefits as well. Reading lowers stress, keeps the brain sharp, and can even help you get a better night’s sleep.
It’s time to honor all the book lovers in your life by sharing your favorite read or author. Stop by the library and reward yourself with some quality reading enjoyment.
Fun Fact: Did you know the unique smell of old books is the result of the lignin breaking down? Lignin is a chemical present in paper and closely related to Vanillin. Vanillin is the primary component of the vanilla bean extract.