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Why Should We Read?

When you get away from the chaos of academic books and the boring syllabus, you will find a bright world of fiction and non-fiction stories that won’t only broaden your understanding of life but will also stimulate your mind in various possible ways.
Reading has a significant number of benefits and well, sorry to burst the bubble for you people, but scrolling through Facebook and Twitter isn’t reading!
Here are a few reasons on why to read!

  1. Knowledge-
    Everything you read fills your head with tiny bits of information, which you never know when it might come handy. And also, as a wise person had said- You can lose money, health, possessions but never the knowledge you once gain!
  2. Vocabulary Expansion-
    The more books you read, the more words you come across to which will eventually make their way into your vocabulary. Being articulate and well spoken will only help in developing your self confidence which will be an enormous boost to your self esteem.
  3. Memory Improvement-
    When you read a book, you have to remember an assortment of characters, their backgrounds, ambitions, history, and nuances, as well as the various arcs and sub-plots that weave their way through every story. That’s a fair bit to remember, but brains are marvellous things and can remember these things with relative ease. Amazingly enough, every new memory you create forges new synapses (brain pathways)and strengthens existing ones, which assists in short-term memory recall as well as stabilizing moods. How cool is that?
  4. Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills-
    Have you ever read an amazing mystery novel, and solved the mystery yourself before finishing the book? If so, you were able to put critical and analytical thinking to work by taking note of all the details provided and sorting them out to determine “whodunnit”.
    That same ability to analyze details also comes in handy when it comes to critiquing the plot; determining whether it was a well-written piece, if the characters were properly developed, if the storyline ran smoothly, etc. Should you ever have an opportunity to discuss the book with others, you’ll be able to state your opinions clearly, as you’ve taken the time to really consider all the aspects involved.
  1. It Improves Imagination-
    You are only limited by what you can imagine, and the worlds described in books, as well as other peoples views and opinions, will help you expand your understanding of what is possible. By reading a written description of an event or a place, your mind is responsible for creating that image in your head, instead of having the image placed in front of you when you watch television.
  2. To discover and create yourself- 
    Harold Bloom once said that we should read slowly, with love, openness, and with our inner ear cocked. “Until you become yourself, what benefit can you be to others.” With the endless amount of perspectives and lives we can read about, books can give us an opportunity to have experiences that we haven’t had the opportunity to, and still allow us to learn the life skills they entail. Books are a fast rack to creating yourself.
  3. Pocket-friendly Entertainment-
    Though many of us like to buy books so we can annotate them and dog-ear pages for future reference, they can be quite pricey. For pocket-friendly budget entertainment, you can visit and bask in the glory of the countless tomes available there. has books on every subject imaginable, and since they  constantly add new books, you’ll never run out of reading materials.