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Extracts from an article on FeelGoodContacts Site:
Most people can read but not many love doing it. Bookworms have an insatiable passion for one reason or another. Some pick up books for personal enlightenment, entertainment, or professional growth. Some read to beat boredom, while others to enhance their vocabulary and communication skills. And the list of reasons why people read just goes on (counseling aid, brain exercise, virtual travel, etc.).
To give you a more exact picture, here are statistics about why people read:
26% of those who read simply enjoy learning, gaining knowledge, and discovering information.
15% cited escaping reality, immersing themselves in another world, and being able to use their imagination as their reason for taking pleasure in reading.
12% said that reading has high entertainment value while noting the drama in good stories and the suspense of discovering how a plot unfolds.
12% equate reading to relaxation and finding their quiet time.
6% love the variety of topic books offer.
Reading allows your mind to reach new heights in terms of logic and creativity. By reading, you are exploring a different angle to understand something you know, or potentially something new altogether.
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Infographic Source: FeelGoodContacts