Did you know that reading rewires your brain in a positive way? According to Carnegie Mellon University, "Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that intensive instruction to improve reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, creating new white matter that improves communication within the brain." According to researchers in Spain, "Fiction books offer a particularly vivid replica of real life and allows readers to fully submerge themselves in another person's thoughts and feelings. Researchers also found that reading makes you smarter and it even makes you empathetic. Want to keep Alzheimer's at bay? Keep reading! According to the Fisher Centre for Alzheimer's, "Reading books and magazines, writing and participating in other mentally stimulating activities, no matter your age, can help to keep memory and thinking skills intact."
With all these benefits to reading, Interviews & Reviews invites you to participate in our 2017 Reading Challenge.
Here's How it Works:
Decide how many books you want to read this year and then read them! Pretty simple, eh? Well, there is one extra thing - tell us about it! Let us know how many books you are setting for your goal, keep us informed on how you are doing and if you find a great book, let us know about it! Authors, this is your chance to recommend your books! Leave links to them below so we can find them. Speaking of which - if you are looking for somewhere to start, check out our Top 20 Books of 2016 to get you started!