Acadiana authors get you started
Recently, we learned adults of all ages couldn’t name or haven’t read a book in over a year (one of those late-night-talk-show-sidewalk-interview deals). Our passion for written word led us to wrangle up local authors to share their books and get your summer reading list started!
PewResearch.org reported in March that 24% of adults haven’t read a book in any format the last 12 months. That’s frightening! Reading helps connect neural pathways in the brain and keeps it elastic and active. The elderly see a 32% decrease in mental decline with continued reading daily, and because you have to remember what you read, new memories create new synapses and engages existing ones, improving short-term memory and recall (BusinessInsider.com). Not to mention what it does for your vocabulary and reasoning skills. Support local talent and get reading!