Can I just tell you something…
I am TOTALLY addicted to this book.. and I’m not a big puzzle fan.
Buuuut… as I get older.. not old.. just older… I’ve started to realize that I really do need to exercise my brain more.
Looking over the choices of books to review on Blogging for Books, this BRIGHT red cover caught my eye.The back of the book says it would offer me a ‘frontal lobe’ sweat, a ‘make your blood pump to your cerebellum’, and ‘stretch your occipital lobe to it’s limits’ type experience, so with all that build up.. why not try it out.
I quickly learned though, that this is not one of the books I should sit and read before going to bed. It doesn’t help put me to sleep at all.
It’s exciting and fun to do, so now I enjoy working on it in the late afternoon when it hits that ‘I could take a nap right now’ kind of time. The games wake me right back up and get my brain working again.
If you are looking for a fun, Blow and Grow your mind, kind of puzzle book.. I would highly suggest checking out Bend Your Brain.
From the Publisher:
Want to get your frontal cortex breaking a sweat? Make your blood pump to your cerebellum? Stretch your occipital lobe to its limits?
Then you need to bend your brain! This first book from the team behind Marbles: The Brain Store, a chain devoted to building better brains, offers puzzles and brain teasers to help enhance memory, build problem-solving skills, and reduce stress.
Since Marbles started helping people play their way to a healthier brain, they’ve sold, solved, and been stumped by more than their fair share of puzzles. Along the way, they’ve learned which puzzles tie people in knots (not in a good way) and which ones make the neurons downright giddy. With the help of their in-house team of BrainCoaches and access to cutting-edge neuroscience, they’ve designed these puzzles to keep your mind flexible and fit.
Arranged in five key brain categories—visual perception, word skills, critical thinking, coordination, and memory—Bend Your Brain offers a variety of puzzles ranging from mind-warming (easy) to mind-blowing (hard!):
· Connecting the dots? More like working your spatial-orientation skills.
· Identifying famous smiles? Flexing your visual memory.
· Taking a closer look at your keyboard? Coding, storing, and retrieving.
· Word-doku? Summoning cognitive abilities like appraisal, inference, impulse control, and evaluation.
· Word scrambles? Tapping your brain’s association areas.
Your brain is your most important muscle, so let the brain-building begin!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% all mine.