Psychologists Discover How People Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Fictional Characters
Psychologists have discovered that while reading a book or story, people are prone to subconsciously adopt their behavior, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses to that of fictional characters as if they were their own.
Experts have dubbed this subconscious phenomenon ‘experience-taking,’ where people actually change their own behaviors and thoughts to match those of a fictional character that they can identify with.
UNYPL in 2012: The Walkers
It’s a unique moment when I come across the walking readers. I see them suddenly, and then there are just a few strides left to take the picture candidly. Most of the time I catch up with them after they’ve already passed me by, to find out what they’re reading. Here they are from the past year, the walkers of the Underground Library:
- “A Clash of Kings,” by George R.R. Martin
- “Devil’s Gate,” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
- “The Casual Vacancy,” by J. K. Rowling
- “Mary, Mary,” by James Patterson
- “Madame Bovary,” by Gustave Flaubert
- “The Summer Book,” by Tove Jansson
- “The Mother-Daughter Book Club,” by Heather Vogel Frederick
- “Savor the Moment,” by Nora Roberts
- “Playing for Pizza”, by John Grisham
- “The Proposal,” by Mary Balogh
“Someone should write a book where the main character slowly falls in love with the reader.”
Last line of the book : “Please, don’t close the book, I don’t want to die”
oh my god
I’d just like, keep the book open and tape it to a wall.
I’m almost afraid to want it.
John Green, we’re waiting.
NO STOP MY HEART
MY POOR HEART
#YES YES YES YES THIS IS HOW GOOD BOOKS SHOULD LOOK #i understand it when people hate cracked spines #but anybody that says a battered and falling apart book is sad #and thinks that’s not how you love a book #is talking shit #i love books and they look good like this #they are meant to be read and passed around and get crushed in bags because you can’t leave the house without them #you’re meant to dog ear the pages you love and underline in pencil and stick in stickynotes #if you want pristine you should buy an e-reader #because this is how you experience a book