For some people, reading a good book is as much a part of their daily routine as cleaning their teeth or eating and drinking. For others, reading is a passion or a hobby that they try to fit into their busy lives wherever possible. So, what could be better for a book lover, particularly those in the latter category, than being given more great reasons to read? More excuses to plan time to curl up with a book as the day stretches in front of you, and to reap the plentiful benefits it brings.
Have you ever asked yourself why you read? Is it that it absorbs you? Or calms a busy mind? Reading can also redirect thoughts from ill-health, providing a distraction and giving access to worlds and experiences that are otherwise out of reach. Books can bring joy.
As well as the many reasons to read, there are many recognised health benefits from reading; from reducing stress and helping to combat memory loss, to its positive impact on mental health. Books provide companionship, adventure and pleasure, and audiobooks extend these benefits to include those who cannot read printed books.
Reading and wellbeing
Reading as a social activity
Reading with your family and children
We hope this has provided a little food for thought whilst you plan your next read, safe in the knowledge that you are also boosting your own self-esteem, mental health and cognitive development, setting your kids off on a good path and a lifelong love of books and of course taking one step closer to the world’s rich list!
Calibre Audio is a national charity providing an audiobook service for anyone with a disability that makes reading print difficult.
Each year, the Calibre Audio service connects over 16,000 members of all ages to the books they love. Its ethos is that the joy of reading should be shared by everyone and the collection promotes access, inclusion and choice with over 1,000 books added each year.
In addition to being a listed library in Dolphin EasyReader, Calibre Audio books are available via streaming and USB memory stick.
Dolphin EasyReader App
Dolphin EasyReader App enables people who are blind, partially sighted or dyslexic to read in ways that suit their vision and their reading preferences. It provides direct access to the world’s largest collection of accessible book libraries and talking newspaper services.
With EasyReader App, you can read on screen with magnification and customisable text views. Or you can choose to read with the text-to-speech or audio book settings to read the way you prefer.
EasyReader App makes reading a pleasure, find out more about EasyReader App and rediscover the joy of reading.
- University of Liverpool, 2015 p.6
- University of Liverpool, 2015 p.7
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- EAB, 2019
- Business Insider, 2017