When last did you read a book, apart from religious and/or the usual academic books? (I’ll like to see your answers in the comment section).
Many, nowadays, see reading as the most boring thing to do, with no benefits. Thinking, it only becomes interesting and of great benefits when preparing for an examination.
Well, sorry if I disappoint you a little but reading is such a great thing to do with many benefits attached to it, with or without preparing for any examination.
Now, you may say, what are the benefits then? Relax, that’s why we’ve prepared for you 7 benefits of reading books. So, relax, take a sit on the easy chair as we unfold the reality.
1. QUOTABLE QUOTES ARE UP FOR GRABS
A book is a world of realities, where you get so many ideas, secrets and knowledge. Part of it are QUOTABLE QUOTES.
You get to pen down several quotes by different authors which can be applicable to different situations of life you most likely will encounter in your day to day activities.
2. BETTER VOCABULARY
Did you know that writers, editors and authors spend a great deal of time in penning their thoughts, experiences, in form of a book which still goes through thorough editing before finally been published?
This way, you can be assured of better vocabulary, and reading books from different authors improves your vocabulary box. So you therefore speak better, express yourself better and most likely write better.
And I know you certainly have one or two folks who you respect for the way they speak. Why don’t you do a background check and I certainly know that you’ll find out that they’re avid readers.
3. FACTS AND FIGURES GAINED
Several people you see dishing out facts, FIGURES or history and many other whatnots get it most times from a book or books.
A lot of writers or bloggers sometimes tend to grab the attention of their readers or followers with some facts and figures which they certainly got from reading a book or two.
That means, you don’t necessarily need to travel to a particular place or scene of action to get facts.
4. LIVE THE WORLD OF THE AUTHOR
Authors, most times share some of their personal experiences in their book. Experiences that could help you avoid making some wrong decisions, or give you insights on handling some difficult situations.
It’s more or less like been giving a blank cheque to plunge into the life and experiences of the author. Reading a book by a particular author, means taking a fragment of the author and adding it up to your knowledge.
5. WRITING SKILLS ARE ENHANCED
Of course, bloggers and writers know the value of reading. We undoubtedly take it serious because we know reading improves our writing skills.
Personally, reading some books gave me ideas and helped in writing some articles.
6. BROADENS YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Guess you’ve heard the saying that readers are leaders. Reading definitely broadens your knowledge.
You get insights on divers topics, subjects and happenings of life. When you read, you take a fragment from the knowledge of the author(s).
7. MENTAL STIMULATION
One of the benefits of reading books is that it helps stimulate your thinking faculty. You become lost in the world of the author.
Your knowledge becomes broadened, and you begin to exercise your thinking or thought centre the more.
There’s a whole lot of benefits attached to reading, consistent reading, I’d say.
Don’t worry, it’s not a straightjacket, you can begin with about half an hour a day. And from there, you improve.
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