Getting kids to read is important; that’s something we hear a lot and can all agree on. But what about reading as an adult? It’s just important.
Reading is a way of learning. Even picking up a fantasy paperback will teach us all sorts of things about life, emotions, and people. Books are a way to connect to the world around us without ever having to leave the house. Not that I suggest you become a hermit living in a personal library for the rest of your life, but cracking open a book is a great (and productive) way to spend a rainy afternoon or an otherwise boring night in.
Whether you delve into an autobiography, poetry, work of fiction, or even Dr. Seuss, you’re sure to take something away. Learning never goes out of style, especially as an adult. Read what you like and enjoy often. Doing this gives you a way to discover new things about a topic you like that you might not have known. And if you have kids of your own, it sets a great example for them.
Books are also a great way to spread ideas. Words on a page can ignite within us new insights, passions and beliefs. There is a reason for the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Lets writers open your eyes about new points of view, world issues, and so much more.
If you’re not a reader, become a reader! Get a goodreads.com account and keep track of what you’ve read and what you want to read. Give book ratings and commentary, and discuss your favorites with other people on the site. It’s a great way to connect, gain knowledge, and feel good about yourself.