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Why Read?


 

The short version of this is pretty simple: I read to either learn new things or to simply escape into another world. It really depends on what reading material I have.

That is the literal answer to why we read as well; if you think about it everything you read you go away knowing something that you didn't know before.

 

Why should you read?

While obviously this varies from person, the general idea is that reading can help with memory, improve your imagination, help reduce stress, can help you sleep etc. Reading can help broaden your horizons because you can read about far away places and learn about all sorts of things.

 

So why do you read? Do you read to learn something new? What about to just escape into a different reality. It doesn't matter what you read as long as there is some type of enjoyment from it. It can be enjoyment from learning something new or even just to have a amusing time. What you read is totally dependent on you. Don't read simply because it is required of you. {Unless your studying ;) }

 

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Sir Francis Bacon

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.” ― Cornelia Funke

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” ― Carl Sagan

 

Hope you enjoyed today's post.

See you next time :)


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