how has reading benefits you?

@alankor (479)
Singapore
February 2, 2009 8:06pm CST
what are the benefits of reading? here is mine- -reading helps me learn new words and improve my language - reading helps me relax and kills time - reading takes me away from my stressful and hectic life - reading is a. inexpensive and beneficial hobby.
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9 responses
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Reading has helped me in so many ways. Like it teaches me different life values and it widens my vocabulary, learned different cultures and stuff. I feel I'm traveling too when I read, with all the places and stuff in the books. Also, I enjoyed reading especially before I sleep, I'm bored or just wanna feel like it. I have a collection of books and it might sound a bit funny but on my own collection of books, I'll build my own library someday. I think that's cool.
@alankor (479)
• Singapore
3 Feb 09
that's a great idea!to build you own library. i mean most of us would not have that ambition or goal.work hard on that my friend!
@zhuhuifen46 (3487)
• China
4 Feb 09
Reading is a gift given to us at a relatively low cast. We find books in libaries, and nowadays on internet. Reading enables us to be exposed to a wide world, of different times, with different culture and people. And it extends our knowledge and indirect experience. I did not read very much, but what i read did help a lot in my work, esp. in writing. The vocabularies and phrases popped up naturally from the back of my storage. And with a wide sightview, you can handle and deal with issues in an easier manner. More important is you can view life in more perspectives so that in a light mood you can better enjoy life.
@ryuvinta (153)
• Indonesia
4 Feb 09
many benefits i have taken from reading books : here is mine: 1. i can have many knowledge from books 2. i can spend my leasure time by reading book 3. i can get many idea from reading books 4. reading is my hooby, i love comics very much
@soulist (2987)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I think reading has giving me a better understanding of many different things. I learn new words like you said and it does help me relax a little after a long hard day. It gives me ideas on my own writing and helps me improve my imagination so that I can write something worth reading.
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
3 Feb 09
Reading is something that benefits you even in its worst form like when I read really bad stories I got the knowledge about the standard of the other books I have read! Jokes apart reading has helped me to know places an people all over the world, explore emotions of others, look at life from different perspective and mostly it has improved my grab in foreign languages like Nepali and Hindi which I wouldn't have read except for English or Bengali..Have a nice day!
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Reading has helped me quite a bit. I have learned so many new things by reading. I have gotten all sorts of good advice through reading. Reading sometimes increases my vocabulary, and it is also a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day! It also helps me to be more creative by using my imagination!
@bricked (151)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I read quite a bit. Reading has enhance vocabulary and learning new word. Since i am a multi lingual, I try to read book in 3 languages and on different topics. you don't loose anything from reading a book, you would always gain something. Book i read are from Biography, romance, fiction and non- fiction. It is not very expensive as I try to recycle my books and get some book from the website bookmooch that way i know other people could enjoy the book that i have too.
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
3 Feb 09
"A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is on the sky" Life transforming ideas have always come through the books for me. They teach, they reprimand, they censure and they put you on the right track They are not mere Books for me. They are my trusted companions.
• India
3 Feb 09
well it has benefited me in more ways than one. My language has drastically improved. I have learnt a lot about other cultures and about current affairs in other places. When facts are presented to you in the form of a fictional story, then you tend to remember those facts well.