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Reading is incredibly important for numerous reasons, spanning cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural domains. Reading is a source of joy and pleasure. Whether immersing oneself in a gripping novel, exploring new worlds through fantasy, or savoring poetry and prose, reading offers endless opportunities for enjoyment and fulfillment. Overall, reading is a transformative activity with profound benefits for individuals and society as a whole. Embracing a reading habit fosters lifelong learning, personal enrichment, and a deeper understanding of oneself and the world.


“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” —Mark Twain

“Let us read and let us dance—two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.” —Voltaire

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.” —Garrison Keillor

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” —Frederick Douglass

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him.” —Maya Angelou

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” —Jacqueline Kennedy

“ Read, read, read.” —William Faulkner

“ Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” —Emilie Buchwald

“One of the greatest gifts adults can give—to their offspring and to their society—is to read to children.” —Carl Sagan

“There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” —May Ellen Chase

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” —Victor Hugo

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