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Great Books That Will Be On The Big Screen and How Reading Can Change the Brain

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I love to read the books BEFORE the movies come out and I love the list of these new books/movies that are coming soon to a theater near you. (The list is down below).

It’s fine to just see the movie.  I’ve skipped the book before. BUT, let me just offer this.

I read an article or a study as I will call it that talked about the importance of reading.  In an article entitled,  Great Novels can change your life and your brain, Sarah Knapton wrote:

“Getting lost in a good book can actually change your brain, with neural paths forming in the same way as if you were actually living the experience, scientists have found…Researchers found biological changes in the brains of those asked to read books, in an experiment designed to prove that novels can have a significant impact on the mind. They found that a powerful story has the ability to create ‘muscle memory’ in the brain in the same way as if the events had actually happened to the reader….“We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically. Some stories are so powerful they may even permanently alter the way the reader’s brain works, the study concluded. The neurological effects could be seen for days after the volunteers had stopped reading the books”.

Fascinating? I think so. When we skip the book to see the movie, we are losing so much of it’s impact and message. That impact, will last much longer, than just seeing the visual interpretation of it.

Here is the link to some movies coming out this year (because you know how we LOVE movies)- and the books you must read BEFORE the movie. Let’s get the full experience of the story being told!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariellecalderon/books-to-read-before-they-hit-theaters-this-year

I, for one, cannot wait to read The Giver, The Monuments Men and Divergent.

What will you read?

This article was written by kate

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