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Top Ten Reasons to Read More Often

A pic of a reading man


#10.  Reading makes you smarter. Yes it’s true, avid readers have higher GPA’s!

#9.  Cheer up with a good book.  Reading activates your frontal lobe. Studies show it lights up the area of your brain that improves mood. With a few exceptions…”The Road” for example.

#8.  Escape! Jumping into the pages of great book can take you to faraway lands and exotic locations.

#7.  Improved Vocabulary. Reading not only increases your language skills it improves spelling.

#6.  Be the of the Life of the Party. A good book gives you something to talk about.

#5.  Save Money. Think about it…movies cost $10-$12…
e-books are cheap. Where else can you get hours of entertainment for a few bucks?

#4.  Relieve Stress. Go on, turn off that TV, open a book and you’ll see.

#3.  Make good choices. Improved decision making is another well know benefit of being well read.

#2.  Develop you Imagination. Shiny Vampires, Lightning Bolt Birthmarks, and Hairy Hobbit Feet…need I say more.

#1.  Good Readers make Great Writers.




J.L. Bond is an author, blogger, wife and mother of two daughters. Contrary to popular belief, she is not related to that other J. Bond, nor is she an international woman of intrigue. She began blogging in 2005 while on a seven-month long “around the world” trip. Val Richards is an author, administrative assistant, mother, teacher without a classroom, and a space traveler wanna be. Because of her busy lifestyle, Val just cannot find the time to become an astronaut. Hence, she travels to other worlds through her imagination.

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