Grab a book for National Read a Book Day

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HOUSTON – Take a break from the TV, your cell phone or tablet and crack open a book for National Read a Book Day.

Dive into a great book that opens up your imagination, or get lost in an adventure novel. Or perhaps you can share the experience by reading to children. There are several options on how to celebrate National Read a Book Day.

Reading has many health benefits. Studies have shown that it can improve memory and reduce stress. Here's a list of 10 reasons why you should read every day, courtesy of Lifehack.org.

  • Mental stimulation
  • Stress reduction
  • Knowledge
  • Vocabulary expansion
  • Memory improvement
  • Stronger analytical thinking skills
  • Improved focus and concentration
  • Better writing skills
  • Tranquility
  • Free entertainment
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