The Importance Of Reading Books

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin

For some, reading books is something only done before taking an examination at school or at work. But for others, reading books is something done to fully experience life at its best.

That being said, here are some points on the importance of reading books:

It teaches us that anything is possible.


Whoever says you can’t go somewhere magical has probably never read about Harry Potter. Whoever says your best friend can’t be your great love has probably never read about Rosie and Alex. Whoever says another world exists in a wardrobe has probably never read about the Pevensies. You see, anything is possible when you read a book.

It makes us feel.

Some people are good at hiding their emotions. Other people, on another hand, are good at expressing their emotions. Either way, reading a book will make a person feel – not just happiness but also sadness, not just sadness but also anger, not just anger but also hope, not just hope but also courage. Simply put, it will be a rollercoaster of emotions when you read a book – only in a positive way.

It reminds us that writing is art.


There are many forms of art, but nothing compares to writing. You see, the art and craft of writing – or more specifically, the art and craft of fiction – is something done to express one’s heart, as well as tell stories that will both wrench and kindle the hearts of readers. Even more so, it’s something done to express one’s mind, as well as tell stories that will both defend and ignite the minds of readers.

For you, what’s the importance of reading books? Share your thoughts with us below!

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