old man reading

 

In a recent post Read Voraciously presented a link to a Yale study that showed that people who read books live longer than those who don't, even after social and educational factors are taken into account.

 

You can find her post here.

 

The study offers no definitive explanation of its findings.

 

I think I've got it cracked: readers hang on longer because they don't want to be beaten by their TBR pile.