Tomorrow is International Read a Book Day! Yep. There is a day for just about everything now but this one I can get on board with.
Regular reading has so many benefits such as mental stimulation, stress reduction, vocabulary expansion, memory improvement, stronger analytical thinking skills, improved focus and concentration, plus it's pretty much free entertainment!
The other benefit is that it can improve your own writing. It's been noted that exposure to well-written work has an effect on one’s own writing. Observing the cadence, fluidity and writing styles of other authors can and will invariably influence your own work. In the same way that musicians influence one another and painters use techniques established by previous masters, so do writers learn how to craft prose by reading the works of others.
This week's prompt is inspired by Read a Book Day. What are you reading right now?