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Books Improve Your Memory When you were reading Cloud Atlas, you might have felt that your ears are bleeding and that your brain was about to explode, because the story was way too complex to keep track of, but you still didn’t give up and reached the climax. Weren’t you glad that you did because it was one of the greatest stories of all times. Authors like Jean-Domi- nique Bauby and Gabriel Garcia Marquez are well versed in the art of producing literature with complex storylines and elaborate character relationships, which might confuse a reader, but for nerds, it is what they live for. Treating a book like a master- piece is what gets a reader through the complex story line and the plot of the book. If you think that remembering the name of the stepbrother of the Duchess is not important, think again, because he might be playing a strong role in the chap- ters ahead and then you would have no idea about who he is and why is he saving the protag- onist of the novel. When you read books, you get used to remembering even the vaguest information. You might even end up remembering what type of gown a character was wearing at one point in the story, because the imagery is so strong and the author details everything in such 63 a vivid and epic way, that there is no way that you wouldn’t imagine every little detail perfectly. Books can help your brain exercise because you are constantly trying to get the storyline togeth- er and join different facts with each other so that they would start making sense. This allows our mind to become accustomed to remembering information, even if it’s just the number of the pizza delivery service (because Hey! That’s important too). While you are reading you might delve into the amazing world of the main character, and you revel in the magical and realistic allegories that are high- lighted by the author. Sometimes