I’m Lauren, and I love books. I love them so much that every nook and cranny of my house is filled with books. I’m always thinking about the perfect word and I like to psychoanalyze things (read: books). A LOT. I guess you could call me an armchair psychologist for books.
What are my favourite books?
When I love a book, I read it over and over again, just so that I can stay in that world a little bit longer. I’ve read Tamora Pierce’s Wild Magic series at least a hundred times. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell are some of my favourite worlds to escape into.
Why the Novel Shrink?
I want to know what makes those books tick, so I’m going to do my best to find out the science behind what makes us shiver with fear when we read a good Stephen King book or swoon when we devour yet another delicious Charlaine Harris series. Why is it that we root for a good protagonist? What is it about our brains that lets us live in the fictional world as if it were our own?
Let’s find out, together.