The Benefits of Reading Books

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IT SEEMS AS if fewer people are actually taking the time to read books. In fact, reports have stated that if something takes longer than five minutes to skim through (not read, but skim), people become bored and move onto something else.

As great as technology is and as easy it has made so many tasks in our world, it has wired us to having immediacy issues. If we don’t get everything right now, and that includes the point of some article or book, we become bored or angry. Technology has made it so easy for us to get instant gratification, that we no longer have the patience for or the concept of waiting.

But life shouldn’t be expressed in five minute increments. We really need to start seeing the world without technology once in a while. We need to try to view the world with our eyes instead of our iPhone. Once we start to view the world without technology as our reference point, we may find that taking the time it to read a book can actually be fun.

So, take ten minutes to read about the benefits of reading books, and then, maybe take an hour or two to actually read a book. You might just be surprised at how much better you feel and how much clearer you can think if you do.

The Benefits of Reading by Garima

And if you’re looking for a book to read, try one of these:

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About TA Sullivan

An author, writer, photographer, and fellow life traveler who offers her wit, wisdom, and stories with others who share her path, if even for a moment.
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5 Responses to The Benefits of Reading Books

  1. Max says:

    I used to read about 10 paperbacks a week while I was at university. That has slowed considerably now that I have taken up writing, but I still manage about 50 a year, and many of those are sizable tomes and research books.


  2. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is a wonderful blog on reading!


  3. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for this wonderful post!


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