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The Benefits of Reading

Dr. Seuss said about the benefits of reading, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Seuss QuoteI did some Googling (used Google to research) about the benefits of reading and found some interesting facts that I’d like to share.

One of the first things I found and I believe is the most obvious is that reading increases our intelligence.

Reading helps develop our writing skills. Much like musicians and artist hone their skills by studying the masters of their crafts, reading other works – novels, poetry, short stories – help writers improve.                                   

Reading an excellently written book helps build vocabulary. A stronger vocabulary helps one communicate accurately ideas and plans, increasing one’s chances to be understood. This is a positive advantage for anyone in any field.

As Dr. Seuss pointed out, “The more you read, the more you will know.” in the article acknowledged above expands on that by stating, “The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.”

Besides increasing intelligence by building vocabulary, reading, and writing skills, reading has many other benefits as well. One study shows that reading is a stress reliever and can help one get more sleep. Reading can also aid our memory, concentration and analytical skills. I will expand on some of these and other benefits to reading a good book. In the meantime, build your smarts and read a good book today.




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Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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