It a National Book Lover’s Day 2019.
Yay!! I don’t know but today I feel so excited because I love BOOKS and it’s the National Book Lover’s Day today. I love to read them and I feel books are really your best friends.
Being an avid reader and an amateur writer I very much understand the value of each and every book and the effort it takes for a writer to pen down his/her first draft and have the courage to publish it.
The amount of dedication required to write a classic book is immeasurable. No matter how successfull a writer is today, they started as amateurs some day and only because of their dedication, knowledge and the incessant hunger of learning and exploring made them successful.
Well, if you are still wondering why should one read a book, what it has to offer then let me tell me you one, two, three no exaclty five reasons why you should read books daily.
Five reasons why you must read books
Books help you explore
There are thousands and lakhs of best selling books around the world which could just make your day if you simply turn few pages of the book and read it mindfuly.
Reading improves connectivity to the brain, you think, you imagine and you reason the logics behind the writing and the thought process of the writer.
You try to connect with the story line, characters and wait for the ending with excitement.
Reading is no less than a form of mental exercise.
Books could be a great company
“We read to know we’re not alone” -William Nicholson
I love to read books and there are times when I fail to read them regularly. But the best part is that I carry a book in my handbag whenever I am travelling and trust me I enjoy Train journeys so that I get more time to finish the book.
It can also make your journey less boring. It will never judge you when you don’t read them or leave you in between may be that’s the reason books are also called as the best friends of the human beings.
Books helps to reduce stress
Trust me when I say this. I know you might think that when a person is already stressed and not in mood of doing anything then why would that person pick up a book and read it.
That’s what exactly you have to do. Pick up a book and start reading it, start with small portions, 2-3 pages,gradually increase the number of pages.
Choose the genre of your interest right from fiction, non-fiction, thriller, suspense, horror, romance, motivation, spiritual etc. etc. There might be something which will definetely interest you.
Always keep a small stock of books from your interest area. Reading a book will make you forget your tensions as you enter the new world of the writer of the book. It is no less than a mini vacation for the mind.
You wander, you get lost and come back with the lessons, learnings or getting entertained.
Books have the power to inspire you
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ―
Books do have the power to inspire many lives.
Personally, I am a non-fiction fan. I get inspired by real stories of the hard-working and dedicated personalities.
I love to explore spiritual corners of the book shelf, books like Inner-engineering, You can heal your life, The Alchemist, The Magic had a very huge impact over me.
It is really surprising at the same time very commendable to think that how just a book of 200-300 pages can inspire you and change the way you percieve life. Trust me books have that effect. And that’s the reason a pen is called as the most powerful tool to inlfluence minds of the readers.
Book Reading improves your knowledge
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ―
Books can teach you history, politics, mythology customs, cultures, economics, and much more.
Reading books from the different set of cultures provides knowledge of those cultures and the emotional and spiritual lives of the people who live there.
Reading challenges your imagination. Your brain goes beyond the words on the page, imagining details such as appearances, emotions, and surroundings of the plot in the book.
It can also improve your vocabulary, your communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Apart from the above mentioned points, reading makes you disciplined and also a good writer.
I feel I have given enough food for thought 🙂 and I expect you all to read more.
Start with short books, read slowly.
One chapter, few pages or just 15-30 minutes a day. You will never lose interest in book reading.
Find a book buddy, shortlist few books, may be one book one month and keep a check on each other or else you can also create a Goodreads account, wherein you can read reviews of all the books and track your reading progress of a book.
Happy reading 🙂
Much love and gratitude