“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies while a non-reader lives only one”.
In the olden days if reading was not cultivated or encouraged, there was a substitute for it in the religious sermon and in the oral tradition. In the nineteenth century, Victorian households used to get together for an hour or so in the evenings and listen to books being read aloud, but, today we not only read, we also want to read more and more and catch up with the events taking around us. Researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. A student who is a good reader is more likely to do well in school and pass exams than a student who is a weak reader.
A room without books is like a body without soul. If you have plenty of books you have plenty of faithful friends. These friends will always guide you towards what is right and will never complain or demand anything. We actually become the books we read. We start adapting the morals we seek from them in our day to day life. We understand the difference between right and wrong. Reading books will never let you get bored. Each day of vacations you do not need a friend to hang out with or someone to chat with till late at the night only if you have a habit of reading books. If we lose ourselves into books, we find ourselves there!!!