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LeBron, Reading And How Books Can Benefit A Pro Athlete – Dan Grunfield writes an essay for SBNation about the value of reading for athletes. (He’s Team Gale by the way. Go Dan). During the NBA Championships, LeBron James was “caught” reading The Hunger Games (I’m going to make a guess that LeBron is Team Peeta). I also think that reading consistently throughout the entire course of a season can have some positive longer-term impact on performance. The reason I think this is because of the nature of sports, where seasons are long, practices are grueling, and games are intense. At every level — but particularly at the professional level — the work is hard, the ups and downs are drastic, and the scrutiny is sharp. Every athlete needs some form of distraction during this kind of season; a way to take your mind off your sport so it doesn’t totally consume you. I know athletes who have written screenplays during a season, have become obsessed with politics, and have turned into hardcore gamers. Getting young kids to see their heroes read is a tremendous step in improving literacy, in my opinion. Wouldn’t it be awesome if it were actually uncool to NOT read?SBNation.com
iPhone 5 – The new iPhone was announced on Wednesday. The iPhone 5 is bigger (4″ screen) and slimmer. I do like that the new aspect ratio of the iPhone is 16:9 which matches the ratio of most HD movies. But it comes with a new connector making all your old connectors and chargers and docks obsolete unless you get adapters. Apparently in the Europe, there is a universal adapter law. All electronics need to have a micro USB adapter per a European Commission rule. Why is there not a rule like that in the US? The other thing that made me really unhappy about the new Apple offerings is that they have abandoned the square nano and replaced it with a tall, thin device. Apple
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com