Why We Should All Read More


Maggie Dempewolf, Staff writer

Reading, for hundreds of years, has been a great way for people to gain knowledge and find an escape from reality. However, reading has become a lost art. Nobody ever reads anymore because they believe it to be boring, but it’s only boring if you are reading something that doesn’t interest you. In order to find books you enjoy, you must read many genres first. Now, this can be rather daunting, but it is just part of the process. 

Reading is also a great way to strengthen your mind. You can enhance your vocabulary and improve your reading speed. You can even end up finding a new hobby. Now, when I say reading, I don’t just mean skimming an article or blog—I mean reading an actual book.

Rather than a chore, reading can become a fun pastime for a lot of people. Most won’t read because they don’t have enough time, but you really don’t need to have a major amount of time on your hands to sit down and read. I mean, sure, it would be great if you spent the entire day with your nose in a book, but you really only need a small amount of time—maybe just 15 minutes when you wake up in the morning. Before you know it, you will become so invested in the book you won’t be able to put it down!

Reading is also a great way to escape from reality. You can become so invested in a book that it becomes the only thing you think about. Now, a lot of people might say that spending all your time at home reading isn’t a good thing. While we should also go out and be with other people, spending some time alone with a good book isn’t a bad thing either. Reading can help us forget about all of the negativity in the world. It can transport us into a world where everything is fun and exciting. Some people are even lucky enough to form a picture in their mind while they read. This means they can see the scenes in the book play out as they are reading the story. It’s almost as if you are watching a movie and reading a book at the same time.

Reading can open our eyes to many new things. We can become better people by reading and we can make those around us better too. We can strengthen our minds all while having a lot of fun with a new hobby. By reading more and more, we can help make the world a better place.