There are so many wonderful reasons to read a book. The experience of reading a story is a lot different than watching it performed by actors on TV or on the big screen. I used to read all the time when I was younger but as I’ve gotten older I’ve had less and less time. I recently started making more of an effort to read before bed and I realized how much I truly missed relaxing with a good book. If it’s been a while since you settled into a comfy chair or sprawled out on your bed and lost yourself in a riveting story, check out these reasons to read a book, then grab one of your favorites and curl up with a hot cup of tea or cocoa!
1. Stimulates Imagination
I love watching TV and movies just as much as everyone else, but one of the best reasons to read a book is that you use your own imagination to picture the characters and their surroundings. You have the basic ideas thanks to the writer’s character descriptions, but your own thoughts and perceptions create the environment and key players. No matter how young or old you are, it is always important to have an active imagination and reading an interesting book is a sure way to stimulate your mind!