Books Can Increase Your Knowledge People, who are not yet in love with the habit of reading, might even run the other way when reading is mentioned, because they associate reading with studying, which is fortunately not the same thing. Although, studying for your academia is important for being successful at life and its arenas, reading for your soul and for feeding your mind and fulfilling your heart is what drives most nerds to indulge in books, filled with emotions and thrills and adventure. Forgetting about your own life and completely letting the story wash over you like huge waves, until the realities of your life wash away and all that is left is a nimble part of you that just desires the revel- ing excitement of adventure and the imaginative action that you have been reading. Reading nourishes the soul and makes you see world in a different way and not just because of the won- derful fictional and non-fictional stories. Books are the greatest source of knowledge and they contain the secrets of the universe in them. Whether it’s Steve Jobs, Stephen Hawking or Randall Munroe, several authors have made contributions to the field of literature and have compiled amazingly informative books on sub- jects that you cannot even begin to understand. Since your childhood, you must have experi- enced awe and shock at several things in life. When you were a child, even the volcano for the school’s science project baffled you and inspired you to take more interest in science. Or you 55 might just simply want to bandage the paws of your cat, and played doctor until she grew tired of your shenanigans and that was the time when you decided that you wanted to be a doctor. Our childhood and the awe-inspiring time spent with books shape us for our whole life ahead, and it is a proven fact that books can clarify many scien- tific and general knowledge mysteries. Many parents rely on books when they get tired of answering the never-ending stream of questions from their children. “How earthquakes are formed’ and “how many types of dinosaurs are there” are some of the questions that prick our minds when we are little and as we grow up our inquisitive mind and curiosity grows with us. The questions grow more sophisticated and complicated and books are your only ally in this situation. A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking offers profound knowledge of the origin of the universe and touches several complicated subjects like how the Big Bang came to be and how the universe is supposed to end, in addition to information like what is the difference between a Nova Sat and a Black Star. However, if you find it too dry for your taste, books like XKCD: What If, Little Black Classics and Thinking, Fast and Slow are some of the books that target the most inquisitive part of our brains, and in the process of satisfying our curiosity, make us ready for more.