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Today being World Book Day, Super star Stephanie Okereke give’s us 6 reason to read books. You know there is a saying that “if you want to hide a thing from a black Man, put it in a book”  . Are you one those people who don’t read? See the reasons you should;


Today is World Book Day and I feel like sharing with you the importance of reading books. Many times, due to our very busy schedules, we don’t have time to read as much as we’d love to.

However, on this day, let’s reconnect with books a little. Here are some reasons why I think it is absolutely important to read:

1. Reading provides an escape from reality
If you’re feeling depressed or having a difficult day, losing yourself in a good book is one of the best ways to take your mind off of your problems for a while. When you read books, your mind is absolutely clear of all of the things except the story you’re reading.

2. Reading stimulates your imagination
I like watching movies (and acting in them too *wink*), but another reason to read books is that you use your imagination to picture the environment and the characters. No matter how old or young you are, it’s always vital to have an active imagination and reading books is one of the best ways to stimulate your mind!

3. Reading helps you to improve your vocabulary
People who read a lot tend to have a larger vocabulary than people who read rarely. A large vocabulary is totally helpful in numerous aspects. If you’re a public speaker or a writer, your vocabulary is very important. Regardless of genre of the book I’ve picked up a many great words from reading. So grab one of your favorite books, curl up with a cup of tea and improve your vocabulary!

4. You can read anywhere without disturbing people around you
Reading is one of the most wonderful ways to pass time without being an annoyance to people around you. You can read on public transportation without bothering anyone else, you can read in bed without keeping your partner awake.

5. It’s informative
Nowadays the Internet makes finding information much easier, but I have to say that the information I’ve learned from reading books have stuck with me for many years. While I’ll never stop looking up information online, I realize that I’ll retain the information much longer if I read it in a book.

6. Reading encourages others
If you’re someone’s cousin, sister, mother, aunt or friend, someone is always paying attention to what you are doing. If they see you reading, it might encourage them to read too. Many children and young adults are not encouraged to read for pleasure since they think reading is just for a homework purpose. Showing your children that reading can be fun and enjoyable might encourage them to turn off the television and start reading a little more.

Reading can open up a whole new world, so pick up a good book and start reading it right now! Do you know any other reasons to read books? Are you fond of reading books? What’s your favorite book?

Share your thoughts, please.

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