Now, if you're like me you LOVE to read. And if you don't, here's a little myTake to get you inspired to crack a few more books this summer.
One thing that reading can do is let you escape off to an alternate world where anything is possible. From fighting dragons, to battling in space, to having a tragic love story. Reading can take you on an adventure like no other. The thought that anything can happen between two covers is just amazing. It's great on a rainy day with nothing else to do. The adventures the characters can go on are mind blowing, and make you feel like you're there witnessing the adventure yourself.
Another thing reading does is boost your imagination and creativity. Of course it depends on what you read. It makes you think, what if? And it gives you a different perspective on the world. I've heard several times before that readers tend to daydream and have their head in the clouds more often. I find this true, for me anyways. Readers tend to see things in reality differently than others. They have that ability to think that nothing is impossible, and tend to be more "out-of-the-box" thinkers.
Readers also make great writers. Of course every writer is a reader but not every reader is a writer. Since they read so much they tend to understand the rules of grammar better than non-readers. They also know what it takes to get a reader's attention and keep them interested.
Reading opens your mind. This is kinda back to the point above, but readers tend to be more open-minded to new ideas. They are less likely to turn down new ideas. Of course, this doesn't apply to everyone, because even I can say this isn't quite as true for me.
My next point is- reading expands vocabulary. This is a pretty obvious one, but still a good thing. Expanding vocabulary can make you sound more sophisticated and just improve simple things in your life altogether, like not sounding dumb in a random conversation you may have someday, or just sounding smarter than your friends!
Many studies have also shown that reading increases memory and mental stimulation. It's been shown that reading can reduce and even prevent many brain diseases. It actually nourishes the brain in a healthy way!
My next reason is simply just knowledge. Reading gives you tons of knowledge on new subjects you may or may not have known, so you get smarter just by reading! And the more you know, the better!
Another reason why reading is good is because studies have shown that it reduces stress.
This isn't quite a solid thing, of course, but in general reading can be a very calming, serene way to entertain yourself with a good story.
Reading is basically a movie inside your mind, which is awesome! It provides easy entertainment, and for a low cost! Forget movies, (They tend to leave out all the good parts anyways), reading is fun, too!
Reading is an amazing thing, but the most important part is picking a good book you want to read that sounds interesting. If you don't like romance, don't pick a romantic book. You can visit your local library or a bookstore in your town. It doesn't matter what book you're reading, as long as it's something you enjoy :)
As always, I hope you enjoy!