Buzzle.com with its tagline of “Intelligent Life on the Web” is not a surprising place to see an article on the Benefits of Reading Books.
My favorite benefit in their list is the second:
Reading is best for increasing our thinking ability. It contributes in making us more smart and increases our vocabulary and writing skills as well. Obviously, it’s during reading that we come across many new words which increase our knowledge strength. It’s almost like our brain is working out!
Reading as exercise. I like it. No, I adore it! But don’t be fooled. Reading does not equal actual body exercise. Else I would be one of the greatest weight lifters of all time.
While people might argue that you don’t need to read BOOKS to get the benefit from reading, the fact is that people read the net differently than they read books. So books give benefits that net reading doesn’t.
And this one on reading more:
Reading More Does NOT Equal Reading Better