Books. Some say reading them is old-fashioned especially now that most people are going digital. But for avid book readers, a book is a haven and every page is divine. As what Neil Gaiman once said, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” Reading books definitely has a lot of advantages; it widens your perspective, sharpens your imagination, and makes you a better person. Some do not like reading books because they think it is boring and a waste of time. People who think like that is definitely missing a lot in life. Reading books is a lifetime investment and what you read can influence you a lot. Here are some common reasons why you shouldn’t stop flipping the pages:
Reading Makes You More Smarter
Reading books certainly makes you more clever and knowledgeable. There are a lot of things that you will learn by simply reading books; it improves your vocabulary and even your analytical abilities. Reading books also helps you to become patient because it requires you to sit and focus and savor every words and pages of your book. If you want to gain knowledge effortlessly, reading books is the answer. Reading really makes you wiser; remember what Ralph Waldo Emerson said? “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he read.”
Reading Keeps You Updated
Almost everything that anyone talks about stems from books. Reading undeniably keeps you updated with the latest news, story, and even jokes. Even if you are on the other side of the world, reading will let you know what is happening in other places. Reading also lets you in on a joke; if you are not fond of reading novels, try reading joke books. It will help improve your sense of humor. If you want to be updated with the latest happening, reading is definitely a must.
Reading Lets You Travel to Places without Spending Money
Traveling around the world without even spending money is quite impossible but when reading books, it could definitely happen. Reading books do not only let you travel around the world, it also allow you to travel back in time. If you want to witness for yourself the glorious events in the past, read books. If you also want to meet famous people such as Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth I, or Abraham Lincoln, reading books is the only way to make it happen. See the world without even leaving your house; read books and be magically transported to magnificent places.
The reasons why we should love reading books are infinite. Yes, reading books makes us smarter and lets us enhance our imaginative thinking. But books has a lot to give aside from that. If you are not fond of reading books, then I am urging you to start reading one. It is not too late to learn to love reading books. If you are a book lover, then continue loving it. Keep your love affair with books passionate.