What Are Advantages And Disadvantages Of Reading Books ?


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Lucy Burroughs Profile
Lucy Burroughs answered
There are many indisputable advantages of reading books. However, I can't personally think of very many disadvantages to reading them!

Advantages of Reading Books
  • You'll improve your vocabulary without even realizing it: The more you read, the more words you'll absorb without even noticing. You'll gradually learn what words mean by looking at the context in which they appear, and you can always look up the really difficult ones in a dictionary!
  • You'll become a better writer. You can practice writing all you want, but if you don't read, you won't develop an ear for what works and what doesn't.
  • Reading is entertaining. If you get hold of a good book, you can spend hour upon hour lost in the story without even realizing that time has passed. This doesn't happen with TV!
  • You'll learn about social issues, cultures and historical periods that you previously knew nothing about.
  • Books are an invaluable research tool.
  • You'll have something in common with the insanely attractive guy reading Of Mice And Men in your local café.

Disadvantages of Reading Books
  • You can get eyestrain if you read for too long without taking a break.
  • A sense of despair when the book ends and you suddenly realize that you're a real person with a real apartment and a cat that you haven't fed since yesterday.
  • It's considered "uncool" by some people - at least it is before you reach your mid-teens.
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Bobo Cat answered

For me, the books are very interesting, while they develop your imagination, and reading is generally useful for training your brain. Books are portable, require a minimal level of comfort for reading and do not spoil your eyesight, compared to watching TV. I do not see any shortcomings in reading books, I am always pleased to read a new book. For example, I recently read the book Catch 22 and even wrote an essay on it using resources at For me, this is always a great pastime.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous , There are so many , answered

Great question! Advantages to reading books!

1. You get to relax.

2. You get a break from your life.

3. You learn other words and unconsciously pick up on different writing styles

4. You subconsciously improve your spelling and grammar with almost no effort.

5. You educate yourself for fun.

Disadvantages to reading books:

1. It can take up a lot of time.

2. You can sometimes get less social. ;)

3. Sometimes books can be expensive. Although there are free books out there like this one is right now.

This is a light fiction read that is currently free to get you started.

Blood Moon's Fury, by Leah Kingsley

Book description:

"You better watch your back, because we're watching you."

Three very different teens have gone to school together for years but only acknowledge each other's existence when they find themselves mixed up with a dangerous gang. Kickass Amy, nerdy Charles, and hot jock Zack must find a way to work together or else. After Amy crosses the gang's leader, she receives threats which she discounts. Little does she know she has taken on one of the most ruthless supernatural creatures the world has ever known. This thrilling page turner takes high school drama to a new level as the teens' every action has drastic consequences. Join these three heroes as they discover terrifying peril, captivating romance, and the dark secrets of Amy's past.

Blood Moon's Fury is an action packed read guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. Chock-full of unexpected plot twists, witty banter, addictive subplots, and relatable characters, the story never has a dull moment. This debut novel from Leah Kingsley is a spectacular new addition to the genre of suspenseful teen drama, which is embodied by the memorable works of Suzanne Collins, Richelle Mead, and Elizabeth Chandler. Buy now for an unforgettable read!

Link to free book on amazon:

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Karl Sagan answered

I do not know any disadvantage of reading books. On the contrary, any kind of book makes only a positive effect as I think. If you read some scientific literature you improve your skills in a particular subject. If you read some novels you develop your imagination and language skills, for example. I mostly love novels. But sometimes it's okay to read some interesting detective. The only problem that has been in the past is that the large printed books were too heavy to carry them with you everywhere. But now even this problem is solved completely. You can find the best free books of any author online and read from your smartphone or tablet. Or you can download and read the book from your devices offline, as you wish.

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Anonymous answered
• Good, usually trustworthy source for information and better researched.
• Books are a great resource tool.
• We get to learn from the experience and knowledge of the author as well as factual information, entertainment and enjoyment, depending on the content.
• They allow you to think about and weigh the issues written about from a new perspective, evaluate the reliability and scholarship of the writer.

Information overload and can become boring.

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