photo by the San Jose Library
Few people would disagree with the title of this post. But have you ever stopped to think about why you think reading is good?
Reading is far from the passive endeavor it appears to be. Reading of all kinds--long, short, print, online, fiction, non-fiction--develops the imagination, critical thinking, and memory.
The National Endowment for the Arts conducted a study with surprising results about the lives of readers vs. non-readers. Dana Gioia, head of the endowment, explains in a video here.
Do your civic duty and read, and encourage others to do the same!
For what other reasons do you think reading is good?