“You are the same today as you will be in five years, except for the people you meet and the books you read”
This quote of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones is the essence of why people should read books. This is why we would like our children to spend lots of time in reading books.
Not only that Reading booksis one of the most contenting activities, it opens the reader mind, and expands the reader’s horizons. It enables people to travel by their imaginary wings and experience adventures and new lands.
But reading is not only a pleasure. It is also most important, and for many reasons. Some of these reasons are very practical. Reading had become a fundamental need in life. It is well known that adults that have read at younger age are more prepared for life requirement for productivity in the future.
The vast inventory of books provides endless opportunities to the readers, no matter their age, to experience and study subjects such as science, physics, biology, mythologies, finance, history, philosophy, architecture, accounting, electronics, fiction, new age, tour guides, cooking, business management, mathematics, health, stock market, romance, biographies, medicine and so on. The list is actually endless.
People and specifically Children that are exposed to this endless inventory expand their vocabulary and consequently their understanding and knowledge.
In the introduction of computers and web based information technology, people had predicted that printed books would vanish. However, it happened that this technology actually increased the amount of information that is being read. Also, the web based information technology exposed the written word to larger population. A new trend has also emerged, E-books. Reading, now days, is not only based on printed information. Reading is accomplished also online, and by E-booksthat are available on the internet for everyone.
A wonderful quote, by Joseph Addison, succeeds to compose the reading importance and the reading joy. The quote runs as follows:
“Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered from generation to generation as presents to posterity of those who are yet unborn”