Reading is a great way of finding out information and of improving your knowledge overall. Books offer the option of knowing about be it fictional or real places, characters and situation that may apply in real life as well. Thus we take the liberty of saying that reading is like traveling, a trip of the mind that can improve your vision of life. The characters found in books are often similar with real life people that one might encounter. Here are some tips how to read more.
1. Improve your vocabulary
Reading can improve your vocabulary . as your read, you can use a dictionary to look up unknown words that you might encounter while reading. This way you will not only find the definition but also encounter the words in an appropriate context and you will be able to use the words in future conversations or situations.
2. Improve your knowledge
All the things that you read about can often help you obtain a new perspective when it comes to several things. Also, you get to find out about fictional people or places or even real ones, depending on the books that you enjoy reading. Far away places that you might never visit are now waiting to be read about in history, geography and anthropology books.
3. Discussion topic
Books will probably always be a suitable discussion topic when it comes to friends, work colleagues of any age or genre. You can share opinions regarding a book you both read, find out about similar or never heard of books. Borrow books to and from your friends and make sure you return them in the same or better condition than the way you received them. If you happen to lose a borrowed book, buy the same one regardless of the edition and also make up for the incident.
Read, Share, Borrow.
4. The perfect gift
If you have friends that enjoy reading and their birthday is coming up, ask them what book they would like to read for a long time and by any change they could not find it anywhere. You probably have your own one book you must read and never find. If you cannot find your friends book online, search for it in antique bookstore. While you are there , look for any books that you would like to read as well. Books are an awesome gift and a guaranteed future discussion topic. Wrap it up nicely and present it ad a gift and enjoy the reaction of your friend. If you have interesting books you can gift them also but make sure that they are in good condition and that there are no notations on the pages.
5. A trip you will never forget
If there are times when you have a window in your schedule, make sure you always have in your bag the book you are currently reading. With every occasion in witch you have some spare time read a page or two. Be it in the bus, park, while you are out for lunch or just at home relaxing. A good book will give you the change to travel in your mind, imagining all the described places and details. Books contain information not only about the present and the contemporary times but also about variants of how the world as we know it might be in the future., how we could evolve and how we may live. Sci-Fi books are preferred by some while history books are valued by others. No matter where you want to go, a book can help you whenever you feel prepared. No matter if it’s raining or sunny the covers are waiting to be opened.
6. Library and bookstores
If you enjoy books but you don’t afford to buy so many, make sure you take a trip to you local library. You can choose from a multitude of book of different genre and also get some advice on what to book you should read if you are interested in a certain topic. Bookstores are also a option for you and also if you want you can buy pre-owned books at a lower price. Old books have a certain paper smell that is actually a paper preservative applied before printing in order for the book to resist better as time goes by. Searching for books in libraries and bookstores can also prove to be a good way when it comes to meeting people as well. Also certain places offer promotions if you make a subscription.
7. What’s your is yours
All the items that you own can be lost at some point but the information that you gather while reading and learning if it’s refreshed, can stay with you forever. Reading helps building character and overall knowledge and it can also help you when it comes to conversations that you might have with various types of people. It can help you when it comes to your job and overall carrier, in maintaining relationships of all sort, with people in general and in new situations that you may encounter.
8. Time consuming activity
Reading can also come in handy because it is a pleasant time consuming activity. Either before you sleep or the if you are in the park or whenever you have some spare time, grab a book and start reading. Not only you will enjoy the time spent in this way but you will also keep you brain active. This way you keep your mind at work while enjoying a relaxing activity at the same time.
9. Career aid
Reading about work relegated subjects will bring great understanding when it comes to the reason why thongs happen the way they do and procedures at your work place. Stay in touch with the latest updates related to the main work domain, so you can stay ahead of things and not let anything catch you by surprise. If you want to be promoted faster reading about your work activity can give you a head start. Know everything from systems to procedures and focus on the logic of things.
10. A great friend
Encourage your kids or kids that you know to read books, as many as they can. Teenagers are usually trying at this certain age to find guidance and answers when it comes to choices in life. Philosophy books and inspirational books may come in handy when encountering situations as the ones described above. Books can offer guidance and comfort no matter the age. The authors that you like come become, in time as close as friends are to you because you find so many situations described in books it is easy to enlarge your perspective upon things and about life in general.