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Popular Reading: Reading for Fun

What Are the Benefits?

  • Reduces stress and helps you relax.
  • Improves your concentration and memory. 
  • Expands vocabulary and strengthens your writing skills.. 
  • Enhances your knowledge.
  • Increases your imagination and creativity.

“Listening is an act of community, which takes space, time, and silence. Reading is a means of listening. Reading is not as passive as hearing or viewing. It’s an act: you do it. You read at your pace, your own speed, not the ceaseless, incoherent, gabbling, shouting rush of the media. You take in what you can and want to take in, not what they shove at you fast and hard and loud to overwhelm and control you. And though you’re usually alone when you read, you are in communion with another mind. You aren’t being brainwashed or co-opted or used; you’ve joined in an act of the imagination.”

Ursula K. Le Guin. Words Are My Matter: Writings on Life and Books. First Mariner Books, 2016: 6.
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