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The Importance Of Reading

You may not realise it, but not a lot of people read books anymore. In recent years, reading has become a less popular hobby, especially because of the increasing popularity of social networking, smart phones, and online gaming. But, you might not realise just how beneficial reading is. When you pick up a book, you’re opening the door to endless possibilities.

Reading can teach you new things
When you’re reading a book you’re constantly taking in new information. Whether it’s a gigantic encyclopaedia or a futuristic fantasy novel, you’ll learn something new which could be helpful in the future, maybe even in your homework!

Reading is entertaining
Reading is created to be fun! You may find it hard to believe that statement, but just think, have you ever been so captivated by a book that you couldn’t put it down because you just had to know what happens next? That’s what books are supposed to do! They are meant to be exciting and allow you to explore your imagination.

It can help you feel totally chilled out
Recent studies have shown that reading for just six minutes a day can make you feel more relaxed and that reading can actually reduce stress more than taking a long walk or listening to music can. If you’ve had a busy day, grab a book, sit down and lose yourself in a story to feel totally chilled out!

Books are great conversation starters
If you really enjoyed a book you’ve read recently, then it’s nice to be able to share it with someone else. You never know, they might have read it too and enjoyed it just as much, so you’ll have lots to talk about!

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Posted on 28 January 2015

Posted in Advice for young people

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