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The Three Major Reasons to Read More

Do you wonder why people that read a lot are usually more intelligent than those that do not read quite as much? Books lend the reader a good amount of information and knowledge as there are a lot to be discovered when you read books. Since there are various categories of books, it is up to you to select which ones serve your needs and render the most valuable information to you. For example, some books are read mainly for the purpose of pleasure, while others are read to derive specific information. Whichever reason books are read for, there are numerous information and secrets to be learnt once a new page is opened. In case you still doubt why you should take up reading as your new habit, here are a few reasons why you should read more than you currently do:

1. For information: The world survives on information and data provided from studies. These studies are reported and documented firstly on books before being put on the internet. The best way to get specific information is to grab a related book from the library and soak in all the knowledge offered. One habit that will never go out of style and that increases your brainpower is reading.

2. For entertainment: Just as you can sit in front of a television and get entertained all day, you can also sit with a book and get entertained in another kind of way. There are various types of books performing different functions ranging from entertaining you to educating you and informing you. The next time you feel very bored, pick a novel or magazine and get entertained.

3. For education: No one goes to school without dedicating a good amount of time to reading. Education is simply the art of learning new things and what better way to learn and seek knowledge than from books which have been written specifically for that purpose. When you read without pressure ahead of exams and tests, the brain tends to retain more information than when you postpone reading until the last minute. So, if you were planning on becoming a scholar in your chosen field, your best bet is to make books your constant companion.

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Jelifat Opoola

Opoola Jelifat is a young and passionate writer. She holds a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and enjoys reading, cooking and writing on real life issues. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Ibadan. Contact her on, and via Twitter and facebook by clicking the icons below.

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