20 Benefits of Reading

  1. You get to travel basically anywhere in the world without spending an exorbitant  amount of money or time
  2. You get to learn massive amounts from other people’s mistakes, which means you don’t have to figure everything out through trial and error
  3. You’ll have an endless supply of random facts and stories and words that cause people to look askance
  4. Books are quite portable, and therefore can pretty much go everywhere with you
  5. Books are endurable and withstand crazy amounts of abuse – sure they might not look pretty afterward, but they’re generally still readable
  6. You meet new friends all the time – both fictional and real (authors make great friends)
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  7. You never run out of subjects to talk about because there’s always your latest read to discuss
  8. That beautiful moment when a book recommends someone to you (aka, a perfect stranger is reading one of your favorite tomes)
  9. You learn to think outside of the box and are blown away by someone’s creativity and imagination
  10. Lightbulb moments are frequent occurrences
  11. You’ll be inspired to live a fuller, more rich life
  12. Reading is a great thing to do while multitasking. Reading and brushing your teeth? Yep. Reading and cooking? Yep. Walking and reading? Yep. (See?)
  13. While traveling you can bring old favorites along and read them if you get homesick
  14. The library will supply reading material for totally free! (It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?)
  15. It broadens your horizon as you learn to see the world through multiple generations, mindsets, worldviews, and cultures
  16. Reading is a great way to stretch your brain and revisit forgone conclusions
  17. You lengthen your attention span
  18. Reading helps you learn how to relate to others better
  19. Reading can help you relax
  20. Readers can find a community of other readers where they discuss thoughts about what they’ve been reading FullSizeRender-3

Bonus (which may or may not be benefits):

  • You’ll have a larger readability vocabulary than speaking vocabulary which will lead to cringe-worthy mispronunciation

What are some of your favorite benefits to reading?

 

8 thoughts on “20 Benefits of Reading

    • Lydia Howe says:

      Haha, I think that’s one a lot of us can relate to! It’s amazing how different words sound compared to how they look. 🙂

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  1. Claire says:

    I can’t even count the number of times I’ve pronounced a word hilariously wrong after learning it from a book. 😛 Also, I love your point about a book recommending a person – that totally seems to be the case! 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      I know, right? Sometimes I remember words so differently than how they’re actually supposed to be written, that in the end I can’t even figure out how to spell them. Now that’s bad! =)

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  2. thewayofdelight says:

    Oh my goodness, these are so on point! I can relate to all of them! Especially mispronouncing a word that I’ve only read before… I’m notorious with my family for doing that. xD
    ~ Hannah M.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      But at least we have big vocabularies. That’s a plus, right? 😉 I’ve also found that quite often I have no clue how to pronounce strange character’s names – I just subconsciously give them a new name that sounds similar….

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  3. Bekah says:

    Oh the many benefits of reading. We book lovers could go on forever, couldn’t we? May I never take for granted to blessing of being able to read and loving to do so!

    -Bekah

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