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The benefits of reading for pleasure (infographic)

What can you do to support reading for pleasure

Sheer pleasure is not the only good thing about spending free time with books.

Reading can reduce stress by 68%, and it only takes 6 minutes to achieve that. Interested in finding out other benefits of reading for pleasure?

Check out an interesting infographic created by Lenny Dutton, a technology teacher and digital librarian, running An Excited Educator blog.

By reading for pleasure you’ll not only develop personally, and become a better person. It’s also good for educational purposes, especially when we manage to get kids to love reading books.

Supporting a child’s love for reading is one of the best things you can do for them. By giving them this gift you support both their educational and emotional needs.

Lenny Dutton created this infographic using Pikochart, a popular online infographic creator. It’s the single most useful tool to turn interesting data into an amazing, professionally looking visual. Many libraries use Pikochart to promote their services to communities.

Click or tap on the image below to enlarge it. On Pikochart you can also turn on a presentation mode of the infographic.

The benefits of reading for pleasure #infographic

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Gifts for modern book lovers in 2022

Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.

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Breathable 3D sleep headphones

Breathable 3D sleep headphones – great for audiobooks

This cozy and breathable sleeping mask has a special 3D shape which will not put pressure on your eyeballs and face. It features built-in Bluetooth earbuds with a playback time reaching 10 hours.


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Cute book sleeve

Cute book sleeve – great for print books and e-readers

From The Great Oak comes a large zippered book sleeve with a cozy and bright pattern. The soft middle layer is designed to keep your books safe and comfy. It will protect not only your paperbacks, but also an e-reader.


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Hands-free pillow stand

Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books

An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.