Monday, 22 April 2013


          Why do we read? Here you have 12 good reasons to read a book.

1.  Learn something new:

The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”  - Dr. Seuss

2.  Relax and enjoy:

A book is good company.” -  Henry Ward Beecher

3.  Behold the power of great writing:

By elevating your reading, you will improve your writing or at least tickle your thinking.”-
William Safire

4.  Visit far-away places:

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Mason Cooley

5.  Meet new (and old) people:

The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” Descartes

6.  Experience others’ lives and perspectives:

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives by reading it.” William Tyron

7.  Make new friends:

A good book is best of friends, the same today and forever.” –Martin Fuqua Tupper

8.  Improve yourself and learn new skills:

“We decided to teach reading because the kids couldn’t read well, and because you had to be able to read in America in order to be equal.”  James Herndon

9.  Enjoy great works of art:

What is the use of a book,”thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?” – Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

10. Solve a mystery:

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

11. Laugh:

Outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx

12. Forget the world around you:

“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.” Montesquieu

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