5 Tips On Reading

1. Just 6 minutes of reading can reduce stress by 60% and slower heartbeat. Reading as a habit reduces stress more than listening to music, drinking tea, walking or playing video games.

2. Reading expands vocabulary, improves communication, develops analytical skills and enhances one’s ability to focus.

3. The habit of reading increases empathy, understanding of others who are different from ourselves and augment our capacity for social inference.

4. Reading in children can improve gaining significant insights into values, cultural identity, safety and security, relationships, aesthetic preferences and understanding of the physical world. Studies also reveal that reading aloud to young children improve their brain development.

5. Books pose questions to stimulate further reflection and serve as a good topic of conversation.

Here are some famous books with their opening lines…

1984 (George Orwell – 1949) : It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain – 1884) : You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer : but that ain’t no matter.
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austin – 1813) : It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

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