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    Why Reading Books Is Good For You?

    Books are everywhere whether a school or college library or a bookstore. The one who reads the books appreciates all the places where they find the book to read. But those who don’t read the book, fails to understand what has made the readers to preoccupy over the books. There is a reason for their preoccupying on the books. If you don’t like reading the book, I am 100% sure that after reading this short post and you will no longer be ideally sitting and without any book.

    Book reading- Importance to know

    Reading a book is essential. It develops our view, provides us never-ending knowledge and lessons to read along with keeping the mind completely energetic. Reading a book helps a reader to learn and comprehend well and makes us to be a smart person. And not to forget that greater awareness, vocabulary skills and thinking skills we build up in us.

    In the huge globe where the information is plentiful, reading books is the best way to become well informed. Although book reading may seem to be a simple fun but it will greater help your mind and body without ever realizing what actually is taking place. Now, what actually makes the book reading so imperative? Obviously, it can be for all the reasons that we already have told you. Let me tell you about its importance more in detail.

    benefits of reading books

    Books size up and maintain all sorts of details, stories, feelings, opinions unlike anything else in this huge world. Just think can paragraphs, words are great for you and your health? Yes, why not and it’s timeless for entertainment and also acquiring information.

    For recent years, book reading was the only best form of entertainment and that is why it seems in a limelight for a long time. Reading has survived years and fortunately, the plus points are surviving along with the books. So let us have the decision on the benefits of reading books

    • Sharpen the mind- When reading the book, by concentrating on the storyline and words, you stimulate your brain. And this stimulation further helps in sharpening the mind, particularly the part of our brain that is responsible for the critical analysis and focus.
    • Increase the vocabulary skills- When you read the book, there you come across many words you don’t easily recognize and even understands. Thus you look up for the meaning of the word in the dictionary. In this way, you enhance your vocabulary skills.
    • Low down the stress- The action of book reading and focusing on every written word will help a reader in getting relieve from the stress or the pressure. By taking away from your mind the stress, you can greatly feel undisturbed and in this way, the stress will get liquefy.
    • Eliminate the depression- Reading helps in removing the depression. Same as that of lessening the stress level, reading a book motivates the part of our brain that deals with depression to avoid depression.
    • Strengthen the ability of writing- Whether you write things just for fun, undergoing heavy reading helps in improving the writing skills. Several ways are there in which reading can help in strengthening the writing skills and you will see that the more you read, the more you will be strengthening the skills of writing.
    • Boost the sleep- Reading helps you to feel fully relaxed and free from stress. Also, it can help you to have a deeper and a night of peaceful sleep. It sounds very good. But reading can also help you to have better sleep.
    • Reading brightens the day- Book brings greater joy to one’s life on a regular basis. The action of reading book is showing a good benefit both mentally and physically. Furthermore, it brightens up the day.

    The benefits of reading books are ranging from enhancing mental health to improving physical health to developing healthier habits. It’s nothing to surprise that book reading is at the top priority into the list of private entertainment. As the book is for so long and still they have not lost the importance.


    In fact, According to the study the researchers have come to the conclusion that people who read books survive for 2 years longer than those that don’t read books. A person who can read the book for 3+ hours every week is likely to survive longer.


    Thus, we can say that reading a book is an amazing thing that not only is the best entertainment form but is greatly advantageous to health. They are like a tool for living a healthier lifestyle. You can read any book based upon your preference that can range from anything like science, stories, autobiography, non-fiction, romance, etc. Whatever you prefer to read, you will definitely count numerous benefits of book reading. Now you know about how reading books can be better option for you. So start with it now. I hope that you will surely enjoy reading amazingly exciting books.

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    A Short History of Music

    One of the frustrating things about being a creative person is that much of what you create never ever sees the light of day. However thanks to the internet we are now able to showcase of lot of great projects that, for whatever reason, were passed over, didn’t get finished or simply never quite made it into general circulation. To that end, here’s something rather lovely we just dug out of the dusty BTG STUDIOS vault. It’s so ancient that the pop reference is ‘Vogue’, Madonna’s dance-floor smash from 1990 (who feels old now?!).

    I originally created the short illustrated booklet, A Short History of Music, and wrote the track, Following Clouds, to be included in a special music compilation to be called, Blue Grooves. The premise for Blue Grooves was that, through music, we would try to replicate the same entertaining emotional transition as The Blue Day Book. By which I mean, I hoped to select a variety of songs that, when carefully arranged in the right order on the finished CD, would take the listener on an uplifting journey, starting at their lowest point, moving through a pleasant melancholy state and finishing with a sense of hope and joy in your heart. Plus, frankly, I just really loved the idea of creating my ultimate mix-tape. Call me selfish.

    The original seed for this idea came to me when I was listening to a prearranged list of songs on my iPod whilst taking a walk by the beach to clear my head (I call this track list ‘Big Bear’s Bumble Mix’). I often do this when I’m tired, sad or stressed out and it really works for me – so I thought, ‘well, if I like doing this, then perhaps other people might like it too’.

    In the end there was a genuine offer from a major record label but, somehow, over about a year or two of circular discussions, it all just faded into nothing. I cant even remember what the sticking point was now, though I do recall that during our negotiations the record label was taken over by an even bigger company, and then suddenly all the top people I was talking to were fired. Such is the nature of the cutthroat music business, apparently.

    By this stage my plans were well under way – the images were purchased and booklet was finished, I had written and produced two original songs with my good friend Mark Rivett (from SongZu), and I had even produced a great little animated music video for one of the tracks (Shine On Me – also known as the Sunny Bear Music Video – here’s the link in if you want to watch it on Youtube: Sunny Bear

    Following Clouds is a really beautiful song, and the longer, full acoustic version is my absolute favourite. I wrote this track to appear in the middle of the Blue Grooves album, it’s a song about sadness but also about hope and self belief. The gentle poetry of the lyrics is something I’m very proud of – the words still bring tears to my eyes every time I listen to them. However the lyrics themselves would have no power but for Mark’s addictive melody and great arrangement, Peter Northcote’s superb guitar work (he played both the rhythm and the lead guitar parts in two separate takes), and Sarah McGregor’s amazing voice.

    Speaking of Sarah: When I asked for some new Australian vocalists, Mark sent me a demo tape of Sarah humming – not even singing – and right then I knew I needed to write a song for her. I listened to her demo tape over and over, and then started to put words on paper. This is the result.

    I hope you enjoy listening to Following Clouds, a beautiful and haunting song that is very dear to me but, until now, has never been heard by anyone outside of my BTG Studios team.