How reading Twilight makes your life better

April 28, 2011

I always have a book on the go. So this study about how reading satisfies a deep human need intrigued me–and the fact that the study involved Twilight and Harry Potter books.

Seems that when we read, in our minds we “become” vampires (in the case of Twilight) in that we immerse ourselves in the fictional community–and this satisfies our basic human need for belonging.

(Come to think of it, I’m currently reading Bacon: A Love Story–and it’s taking me awhile to get through it. Perhaps I can’t identify with truly belonging with bacon; more of a just-wanna-eat-it relationship, me thinks :).

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  • 1. A little bit of magic &hellip  |  May 23, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    […] A friend undertook the series at the same time and absolutely loved the books (she just finished the last one). We’ve both been surprised at how much we love Harry, Ron and Hermione, and given our recent attachment, it’s a bit ironic that a recent study used Harry Potter and Twilight to illustrate how reading satisfies a deep human need. […]

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