“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book”-Jane Smiley. In recent times, while the world is undergoing a global pandemic, the best habit we can pick up is reading books. In the wise words of John Keating “medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But reading, poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for”.
It is rather the beauty of reading that attracts everyone, it’s those late-night book adventures, striving to find answers in the book, hoping that the next chapter unravels something new. By the time you’re satisfied reading you realize the dawn is broken, and you stayed up all night reading. The thrill, the passion, it sustains us, it makes us infinite.
Reading has many advantages like it sharpens the mind, it helps in problem-solving. Books have a unique way of improving your conversational skills, using new words has an amazing effect on the person you’re talking to, it makes you look trustworthy and valuable.
Reading books boosts your creativity and challenges your imagination, it makes you think out of the box. The secret to writing perfectly is simply reading excessively.
It also helps in reducing stress, you can find yourself reading and healing at the same time. It can ease tension in your muscles and heart while letting your brain wander to new ideas and live in someone else’s shoes.
There are various genres according to your taste, ranging from Heartwarming rom coms to the ever so thrilling murder mysteries. Apart from these, one can also go for self-help books, which can help you target a specific area of your interest, like meditation, success, etc.
Although I must say this reading can be an addiction too, it’s all good though as long as you can get lost in the magical world of books and find your way back to reality through them.