There are innumerable reasons why we enjoy reading and I have stated a few of those in this article. You can always comment with more!
- We own the gift of imagination
I know many people who find reading books a very boring activity. They consider it very slow and useless and they prefer watching movies over reading novels. It’s like they cannot create pictures and scenarios in their mind when the author describes it or let’s just say they do not want to exercise their minds into imagining something fictitious.
- We get to escape from the reality
I have always considered reading an escape from the reality though for a little while only. Especially when it comes to books that talk about different places, I mean they just transform us to a different place and time.
- Reading means free of cost travelling
I consider reading a much cheaper way to spend your vacations. If you don’t have money and resources to travel around the world, just pick up a book and it will take you to places you had never thought of going.
- Good books are an addiction
A keen reader will know the addiction we have towards a particular book title and we can go on reading it over and over again. Also, each time we read it is going to give the same level of excitement that we got the first time we were reading it.
- Collecting books of different genres is like collecting awards
Each time I purchase or receive a book of a different theme then what I usually read, I feel like I am widening my collection of books and it feels no less than a reward.
- Reading broadens our knowledge
This is absolutely true. I have being with friends who do not read books as well as those who are keen readers and I have always felt a huge difference in the conversations I have with them. The conversations with my book reading friends are always more intellectual.
- It is one of the best ways to lose weight
Read, read and kill the hunger by getting intrigued by a book.
- Falling in love with bookish characters is much more fun
I have fallen in love with a few bookish characters and it is better than having a human crush.
- We can carry around the fun
The portability of a book is amazing. Just slip it into your smallest purse or simply hold it into your hand and you are ready to carry around the fun.
- The effect is long lasting
Each story, character, information and detail from a book impacts your life and leave a mark on your personality. Isn’t that amazing!