“To learn or get knowledge of from something written or printed.” (thefreedictionary.com on ‘reading’)
If we only try to be more observant, we’ll find that the most reading people have done in recent years consisted mainly of checking out friends’ social media statuses to be updated on others, and texts through short message services (SMS). Let us not fool ourselves – those hardly qualify as real reading. It’s not that you should stop. It’s about you spending some quiet time for yourself and enjoying a good read.
A good read does not necessarily mean a good book. It could be an article from a magazine or journal, whether online or offline. The main requirement is for it to be actually informative aside from enjoyable to read. According to a blog post by George Tziralis, Executive Director of Openfund, a seed capital fund, “A good read is the one that gets you to think about it, more time than it took you to read it.” That’s spot-on.
Don’t miss out on a lot of benefits that can be gathered from actual reading.
*builds new skills with new ideas
*improves vocabulary, grammar and phrasing
*improves memory and verbal language skills
*opens window to other cultures and people
*enhances critical thinking
*great way to use interesting information
*boredom- and stress-buster during conversations
*creates experts out of those who have read about particular topics long enough to be considered knowledgeable
See what you have been missing? Try reading again and see how it works for you. A good read may be the best read ever yet.