Tag Archives: @Jess_Keating

June 09

THE WEIGHT OF A LIFE by Jess Keating

I’ve always thought the term nonfiction was a bit of a drag. I mean, nonfiction is the stuff of real life. Nonfiction is the living and breathing pulse under our lives, and how we convey things so crucially important they can dictate the success of a heart transplant, a lone seed germinating, or the stepping […]

May 17

The Books are Only the Beginning by Jess Keating

I’ve always been inspired by Nerdy Book Club generosity. Years ago, I came across the Nerdy Book Club website. A new post everyday! A club of self-declared nerds: my bookish soulmates interested in spreading book love and helping kids find the books that will make them lifelong readers. It was a new place to call home. It also […]

June 04

ON BORROWED BRAVERY, AND THE BOOKS THAT CHANGE US by Jess Keating

I’m going to break tradition for a moment here and throw down some science. A fairly recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reported some interesting findings: when you ‘lose yourself’ inside a fictional world and connect with a fictional character, that connection can be enough to change your own behavior. It can […]