How I developed reading habit.
I was probably 12-year-old when I started reading books. I was in the 5th grade and I had fallen ill, a bad case of typhoid if I remember correctly.
I was ill, I was young, and I wasn’t supposed to go back to school until I was well. And I got bored and I started reading books, newspapers, novels. I read whatever I could lay my hands on.
I started out by reading stories from my school syllabus. I finished reading every possible book from that particular academic year.
I went on borrowed school books from my brother, sisters and I enjoyed reading those books. When I completed reading those books, I started reading the religious books that we had at our home, finished those too.
I was still bored. I was still ill. I was hungry, I needed more books.
During the summer break, later that year, I started to read more books. In the beginning reading books was just a way to ward off boredom but later it became a hobby, a habit.
I read novels, short stories, poetry, Non-fiction. Basically, I read everything I could get.
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Benefits of reading.
For me, reading has been therapeutic, motivating and something that helped me keep away from boredom. And also, I got to know the world. I gained a lot of knowledge and it helped me improve my vocabulary, grammar, and general knowledge.
To summarize the things reading habit helped my, below are some important improvements:
- It helped me improve my vocabulary.
- It helped me gain knowledge of various things.
- It helped me improve my speaking and writing skills.
- It helped and motivated me to pursue a career in writing.
I was 18 or 19 when I first read the bestselling novel The Godfather and in the next few years, I had read most of the classical novels by Emily Bronte, William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle and many more.
Each of us has a different reason why we read. I use to read because I was bored. I read now because I love gaining more knowledge. It helps me be a better person. It helps me think better and concentrate on things that are important. It allows me to stay focused. Reading is like meditating.