Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities. —Ben Okri
1.Imparts Knowledge: The more you read, the more you know about different people, their behaviour and experiences, different places, different cultures and facts that otherwise you would not have known Books are a very rich source of information. With every book you read, you get to learn new things.
Reading books somehow or the other adds depth to your knowledge base. With your increasing knowledge, you become capable of making better decisions and choices in life. You become aware of your surroundings and tend to have an open mind. With so many new things learned, people who read, obviously tend to be smarter than people who don’t!
2.Improves Communication: If you are a reader, you probably know the importance of reading in enhancing your vocabulary. Reading books is one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary.
Moreover, your sentence formation becomes quick, better and qualitative. The conversations in the books also help you to strengthen your command over the language. You rarely get stuck for lack of words. Once you have a richer vocabulary and controlled command over the language, your communication skills automatically become better.
3. Builds your Personality: Reading helps you to shape your character to a great extent. It boosts your confidence and your personality. You will approach life differently and everything you are surrounded with. It enhances your social skills as well. By gaining knowledge we do things differently and more logically which makes us different from others and shape our personality.
4.Food for thought: Ample reading develops mental health and stimulation. It enhances your imagination power. The detailing of “the man” or “the desert” in your novel helps you to picture the whole scenario. This not only develops your mental stimulation but also boosts your creativity. It also helps you to even write your own innovative piece, hence developing your writing skills.