Thank you to everyone who contributed more reasons to read! It's exciting to see how many people have such a deep love for words on a page! Your comments were great fun to receive! I am including your reasons, as well as a few extras in another list.
Reasons one through four on this post were contributed by Mihaela Lica from eWritings - Online Public Relations.
Lady Macleod at Braveheart-does-the-Maghreb contributed number five on the list.
Julia Temlyn of Temlyn Writing and Lillie Ammann of A Writer's Words, An Editor's Eye both seem to agree that getting lost in books is one of the most pleasurable experiences in the world.
Eight More Good Reasons to Read:
(1) It gives you better understanding of the world.
(2) It shows you new worlds too.
(3) You see how the impossible becomes possible...
(4) You make new friends (the writers and their heroes)
(5) Reading makes you laugh, cry, feel inspired, mad, or want to visit the locale. Evoking emotion is great because it has the potential to bring about change in undesirable situations. If you read about something that makes you angry, like child abuse, for example, then perhaps you might just get angry enough, or sad enough, or inspired enough to do something about it. That's awesome!
(6) Reading keeps our memories sharp.
(7) It helps us to retain information easier.
(8) It boosts general knowledge and decreases the chances of retaining
Looking for more on reading? Visit Sylvia C.'s Soaring With Sylvia. It's a fun site where you will find her children's poetry, book reviews and fun information about reading.
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!