Here are reasons for you to read a book:
- Within one book, there is an entire world.
- Books are quiet. They do not demand noise or space. All you need is your hands to hold the book and your eyes to see it.
- Books let you see through somebody else's eyes, they can even make you understand yourself and those closest to you better.
- Reading helps to expand your vocabulary ― you don't need to be an aspiring writer to understand the value of words. When our vocabularies expand, we learn new and more efficient ways of describing ourselves and our feelings. Being able to put into words how one feels is incredibly powerful!
- Reading teaches you to see and appreciate the little things in life. A book writer's role is to not only seat you in their world but to give you legs to walk in it. When describing a room, tiny details and descriptions help the reader travel to its place. It's the little things like a crooked window or yellow cup that end up bringing us there.
- Books are dreams written with ink. A story about dragons or fairies or talking cats? Sure, why not! Books don't beg you to ask "could this happen in real life?" Books just are, we can escape safely through them.
- When you read, the author can only describe so much about a character or a feeling, it's up to your imagination to build the pictures in your head. This is why a movie will never be as great as a book because you are relying on somebody else's painting. When you read, you become the paintbrush.
- I could buy a ticket for the train or I could sit on my porch and read a book, either way I'm traveling to a new place.
- Better writing skills ― whether you're a poet, writer of stories, or writer of songs, reading is the greatest tool you can be equipped with to become a better writer.
- Reading is healthy for you, just like exercising your body, your brain deserves to stay sharp too.
- Whether by route of fiction or non-fiction, a book has the power to change you and in doing so can grow violets and sunlight inside of your mind.
- You don't have to read only 'classics.' I once read a fishing manual of my uncle's and it moved me in ways only the ocean could. You never know where you'll find that sentence, story, or character that awakens something inside of you.
Boots – Found at thrift & antique store in Nanton, Alberta