Reading has been around for centuries and has been a way of escape for many people. Many people prefer to get lost in imaginary worlds (albeit sometimes, they are not in cases of biographies).

It has become a habit for many to have libraries in their homes and to always have a book on their bedside tables for that little reading time before they fall asleep.

So what makes reading such a great pastime to pick up? The following are some reasons why:

Investing your money in some books is a cheap endeavour, and more often than not, it is a free form of entertainment. If buying a book is costly, one needs to merely become a member of the library and they will have all the books they can have access to for free. Better yet, we live in times where you can just download a book from the Internet for free or pay a small amount for them.

Reading books will expand your language pool making it easier for you to express yourself in different situations that you may come across. Learning expansively builds your self-confidence and is an excellent catalyst to progressing in one’s career.

Reading is a treasure trove of information which you will always carry with you wherever you are. Who knows? Maybe a titbit of information you read in a book somewhere will be what saves your life one day.

Your memory stands to benefit significantly as your brain has to work hard to remember all the characters, scenes, storyline and other events mentioned in the books you read. A tasking job to your mind but it makes you sharper and increases your brain’s ability to stay focused and concentrate.

Writing becomes a breeze when you make it a habit of reading. Read different authors and their writing styles and improve how you write and express yourself with words.

The reason so many books get referred to as “unputdownable” is that it makes one analytical by asking questions and eager to know what happens by improving their analytical thinking abilities.