Those who are habitual of reading feel comforted with books. Medically it also plays a vital role to eradicate depression and unrest. The moment one ceases to enjoy the ordinary pleasures and happiness of life and is content to enjoy them vicariously through fictional and historical representation, one loses all the benefits of reading and loses contact with life.As a result of reading books over a period of time, a learning process is formed.
Good reader can understand the individual sentences and organizational structure of a piece of writing.
They can comprehend ideas, follow arguments and detect implications.
Those who are good readers tend to exhibit progressive social skills. It is not possible to travel as much one would like to and reading can fill in the gap created by the lack of travel.
A person who is widely read is able to mix with others. Having confidence in reading only comes from the daily practice of reading.
It may be a subject of scientific significance, or a subject of historic or philosophic importance - varying according to the taste of the person.
This kind of reading disciplines the mind and trains one for critical and original thinking.
There is yet another kind of reading -reading for pleasure.
Though serious reading is also a source of pleasure, reading which is devoted mainly to it differs in one respect. "maketh a full man: conference a ready man: and writing an exact man".
He is a better conversationalist then those who do not read. A good reader can interact with others in a far better way because reading has widened his vision and point of view.
Thus a widely-read man is a better conversationalist and is able to see the other side point of view.