Why read? Personally speaking, there are immense number of benefits that you will miss out if you don’t. In times of countless issues faced in our daily life, reading is a sure way to relax our mind and keep stress at bay. Another significant factor is acquiring unlimited and valuable knowledge that helps one to tackle any challenge in life. We can also improve our focus and concentration as our attention is focused entirely on the subject we are reading thus enabling us to explore every possible details in our quest for knowledge. Inevitably, this will give rise to better writing skills and as, an English language teacher myself, I do observe that students who read a lot can write and produce high quality essays. Other benefits include enhancing analytical thinking skills, creating a sense of inner peace and tranquility in one’s mind and many more. To sum up, “Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body.” Always remember if you don’t read, try to think of this: “The English preacher Charles H.Spurgeon (1834-1892) wrote many commentaries, prayer books and other works. And he typically read six books a week!”