An opportunity to get lost in the moment, to step away from the busy world and find a home away from home. For me, a book can accomplish each of these three things which serves as a reminder of how vital the regular act of reading is in daily life. The challenging part is, once school is finished, it lies in the hands of the reader to actively seek out reading material, whether it be a book, newspaper, magazine, or journal and choose to absorb and comprehend what is being shared.
Based on the response to the first to parts of this three part series (Part One & Part Two), it seems that many of you consider reading a vital part of your lives, and I have enjoyed hearing how you incorporate it into a regular day. Today, I’d like to share five final ways that reading can benefit and enrich your life. Let’s get started.
Choosing to read challenging literature, in which the author skillfully presents multiple themes and motifs, alongside allusions, gorgeous imagery and carefully constructed characters as well as so many other literary devices, the reader increases their analytical abilities which can carry over into all areas of life (examples – spotting patterns quicker, understanding the connotations instantly, and becoming a more engaging conversationalist with a quicker wit). So while Tolstoy’s War and Peace may be daunting, take on the challenge and you may be surprised by the many benefits you reap upon completion.