I decided to write about the wonderful world of reading. To me reading empowers you and gives you access to the world of knowledge, imaginations and friendships.
IMPORTANCE OF READING:
[Riley Johnson and Squidoo]
- Stress – reading a good book calms the mind
- Vocabulary – by reading you increase your vocabulary
- Communicator – reading helps you be better communicator with friends, colleagues and family
- Confidence – while you are reading you gain knowledge and therefore it leads you to be more confident
- Concentration – helps the brain to focus.
[Riley Johnson] Reading is important to everyone. It empowers us with the knowledge that helps us in everyday life in other words you became better at conversing with family, colleagues and friends. For example when we all enrolled in INN333 my main criteria was to gain knowledge. Knowledge helps us to understand other people and their cultures and to engage with them as fellow human beings.
[Riley Johnson] One of the great things about reading is that it allows us to go into the world of make believe.
“Imagination and reading actually complement each other. Imagination helps increase a person’s knowledge of things and knowledge helps increase a person’s imagination” [Riley Johnson]
For an hour or two we can forget about all the problems of the world and become a character in a book. For example
[Riley Johnson] Reading also has health benefits for kids and adults. For example, when growing up Mum never was allowed to read, so when Mum had her nervous breakdown I introduced her to the wonderful world of reading. Reading allowed Mum to sit down and forget about the world around her.
The love of reading allows you to gain friends. You can find friends by joining your local monthly Public Library Book Club for example, Seaside Readers Book Club at Deception Bay. Other organisations that also provide’s book clubs are your local community organisations; universities (Australian Catholic University Book Club). With more and more people having access to the Internet there is really no reason for not participating in the wonderful world of reading. I have listed same examples of online websites:
My favourite authors are:
- Patricia Cornwell
- Clive Cussler
- James Patterson
- Nora Robert
I love to read a book in print not as an eBook, so I hope we never loose the printed book.
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I love your blog! I am a massive reader, not sure what I would do without a book in my handbag :p it is a great source of knowledge and escapism. There is nothing better after a stressful day then to submerge yourself in your book. Also, Nora Roberts was one of my first authors that I read when I was a teenager transferring to adult books. I still read and reread her books 🙂
I love to sit with a good book and a cup of tea on wet day. It is so relaxing. I always make sure before I buy a handbag that a book can fit in it. Great to hear another person who loved Nora Roberts.
Love your site Jenny! I guess for all the librarians and prospective librarians we can appreciate your love of books. At work, I always find it interesting how much you can learn about a person by the types of material they borrow. There are those who want knowledge, escapism, romance or thrills and they can find all of this in the pages. I have always believed that a love of reading has prevented me from ever being bored.
I agree with you! I am only bored when I do not have access to good book to read! Your comment also made me realize that you do learn more about people by what they read.
I don’t think paper books will ever be phased out – they might be in decline with the advent of digital paper and things like that, but the tactile pleasure of a book won’t ever leave us. I’m a big reader too – the making friends point resounded with me. Growing up rurally kind of marginalized me when I was younger, but as I matured my love of the word let me get out of there and make some real great friends.
Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you found friends through your love of reading. One of my best friends I found by joining my local book club.