Just having a book at home makes you smarter.
Just having a computer at home does the opposite.
That's what a study has found with 852 disadvantaged students.
Here's the odd thing. Apparently just owning a book--whether or not you read it--changes how you see yourself.
You are someone who reads.
The power of books.
via David Brooks Op-Ed piece The Medium is The Medium in the Times tells the good news
(bookshelf image via Jane Mount)