Reading is Good for You! 

Books for all ages!

When we read a book it is like traveling around the world, or to outer space, or to a land that only exists in a writer’s mind, or into the mind of a killer, or into the animal kingdom, or on a visit to an exotic location, or into the world of faeries or science fiction.

We can go wherever we choose to go! All we need to do is pick up a book about whatever interests us. There are millions of books online, in book stores or libraries to choose from. We can escape for as long as we choose to read.

Did you know that reading is good for you? It not only increases your word vocabulary and stimulates your mind, but also gives you a feeling of wellbeing and promotes good health, dispels feelings of loneliness, improves your memory, promotes better patterns of sleep, and don’t forget – it brings families closer when they share and read books together.

As a child you can imagine that you are a beautiful princess or a strong and brave knight or that you can fly to outer space or that you are a super hero, or do magic. Whatever you desire to be you can have fun imagining while you read.

Do you remember the first time you started to read? What was your favorite book as a child? What do your children like to read? What do you like now as an adult?

As a child I loved nursery rhymes, and reading the classics, like Alice in Wonderland. As a preteen I enjoyed Archie comics, anything to do with Disney Mouseketeers, and mysteries. As an adult I read all of Agatha Christy’s novels, all of my son’s and daughter’s books, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, so we could discuss them together, and anything I could get my hands on at the library about mysteries.

I hope you will find time in your busy life to spend some time reading. It’s enjoyable and entertaining. Please remember to show some love to authors by leaving a review!

Remember: Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar with!

Happy Reading! Watch for more books coming from Jemsbooks for all ages! All my books are available for purchase on the right of this post. Just click on the covers and have fun soaring!

Here is a past post about the importance of reading. Check it out here.

Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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45 Responses to Reading is Good for You!

  1. Terrific reminder Janice of the gift that we have that so many still do not .. and that so many also put that gift away and choose not to read books or even short stories. hugs xx

  2. Jennie says:

    Excellent post, Janice! My greatest teaching is reading aloud to my preschoolers. It is the best gift I can give children, from increasing vocabulary to stimulating imagination. I also chapter read. Right now we are “into” Charlotte’s Web. So much wonderful discussion. Thank you for this post!

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  4. Since I recently posted something about the brain-based benefits of reading a book on Deb’s blog (D.G.Kaye), I was pleased to see the mention of the benefits in your post as well, Janice. You don’t say it explicitly, but I do believe that the earlier we start reading the more likely we are to be life-long readers who reap its MANY benefits. I have no studies to cite, but I also strongly believe in the benefit of reading children’s book aloud to instill the habit long before children can read alone – true in my own life, in any case.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • jjspina says:

      Yes, I agree, Madelyn! I have mentioned reading to young children in other posts and even in the womb. Thank you for stopping by! Nice to see you! 😀

      • VERY good for subsequent brain development as well. Are you aware of any studies supporting reading to unborn children?

        I do know that children of the chatty have a different developmental trajectory than children of the deaf, for example, but I’m thinking that reading is more rhythmic, so perhaps that’s the benefit?

        I imagine reading in the womb is a wonderful time to develop the reading-to-kids habit before the parent’s life gets crazy for a while. And the earlier kids are read to, the more likely they are to become life-long readers themselves (as long as the books are interesting to them).

      • jjspina says:

        I agree. I think the child hears the mother’s voice while in the womb which creates a closer bond as she reads to him/ her. It’s not so much of a learning experience then but more a calming and secure feeling for both the mother and child.

      • That would be my theory as well (along with habit building for the Mom).

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Madelyn. I will check out your post too. 😀

      • Thanks! I doubt it will be big news to you, but I think you might enjoy it – and you might be interested in some of the studies I’ve linked.

        On my blog the title is “Read any good books lately?” – if it’s aged off my ‘Recent 25 Posts’ list on my sidebar you can search for it onsite (top right). It links to the entire article on Deb’s blog. Don’t recall what she called it.

      • jjspina says:

        Thanks, Madelyn! 🤗

  5. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful Janice! ❤

  6. Sharing your awesome post, Janice! 🙂 xo

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  8. Sharing Janice, lovely post and I couldn’t agree more!

  9. Rosie Amber says:

    I couldn’t agree more, I find myself turning more and more to books and away from television.

  10. macjam47 says:

    Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    Janice Spina reminds us that reading is good for you.

  11. Yes, indeed. Well said.

  12. Too true! And I’m alarmed that even a born and bred bookworm like me do often finds herself messing about on her phone rather than reading a real book! What does that mean for those not brought up to read, as I was? Must learn to turn off social media…

  13. cav12 says:

    Very true. I keep telling my students the advantages of reading. Alas, it does fall on deaf ears.

  14. blondieaka says:

    A lovely post on the benefits of reading and to me that is the best part of the day when I read that bedtime story and see that little eyelid go drowsy but open very quickly if I miss a bit or try to finish early and it is always the same story and we know it word for word…both if us…

    • jjspina says:

      OH, I agree! Thank for you kind comment. That’s why I write for children! I imagine children reading my books and feeling joy over the words and illustrations that my husband has drawn. 😃

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  16. Norah says:

    Reading certainly does give one wings to fly, Janice. This is a great post about the importance and benefits of reading.

  17. Norah says:

    I agree with all this, Janice. It’s a great post. There can never be too many reminders about the importance of reading.

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