I don't read because I know that reading for just six minutes can reduce stress by 68%. I certainly don't read because my love for reading could make me 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's that other oldies once I'm a senior.
But if you need a reason, maybe I can help persuade you to read – non-digitally.
Reading has all sorts of benefits, and it turns out that reading actual books is even more advantageous than their digital counterparts (sorry, eReader fanatics).
As this great article on Mic.com points out, reading in print helps comprehension. A 2014 study found Kindle readers were significantly worse at remembering the order of events in a mystery compared to those who read the paperback version of the story. Science explains that this is because the inability to physically control the pages of an eReader limits its reader's sensory experience, thus affecting recall.
Not only that, but reading things like short, 140-character tweets could actually cause people to lose some of their literacy skills.
Here are a few more reasons. Reading a good old-fashioned novel at a relaxed pace for at least 30 minutes a day is a great way to distract from modern technology. Studies show reading can also increase empathy, and can even improve the quality of your sleep. And he best reason to read books? IT'S FUN!