LitStack Review: Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Paolo Bacigalupi Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date:  September 10, 2013 ISBN 0-316-22078-7 I wonder what motivated Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi to write a monster creature book geared at middle school kids.  Just what would have possessed the man who wrote the harrowing and taunt dystopian [….]

Reading Shakespeare Enhances Your Ability to Think

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Do you ever feel mentally sharper after reading high literature? Philip Davis, an English professor at the University of Liverpool, does–particularly after reading works by William Shakespeare. The way that the Bard structured lines–what Davis calls the “functional shift”–seems to prime the mind. Davis wanted to know if this was a scientifically verifiable phenomenon. So [….]