There are hundreds of reasons to read. For me, reading is one of the main ways I maintain mental focus and stimulation. I love television and other forms of media, but give me a good book any day and I’ll be a happy camper. I love information. In fact, it’s one of my top five Strengthsfinder strengths. Reading, for me, is also my “escape.”
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Most of the time, my motivation to read is simple. I read for information and I read for pleasure. But there are many other reasons for and benefits to the practice.
I’d like to present several of my favorite articles that point to the benefits of reading. There are many folks that have said it better than me. Here’s a list of some intriguing perspective that support that position.
So I am curious. Why do you read? What are your main reasons? If you’re not much of a reader, why not? What’s keeping you from getting started?