Being a bookworm is understandably considered a solitary, lonely hobby.
After all, unlike watching television, it would be awfully hard to read a book with a group or even with one other person. Bookish people have stereo typically been thought of as loners and introverts.
Well, science is telling us that those labels may be false. According to research, people who read more—specifically fiction—tend to display more sociable behaviors and are more empathetic.