We can also write our answer in two different perspectives.
one as a "reader" and other as a "writer".
because we read different books in both the above cases.
Reading lets you understand what a reader wants — and what you need to give your own readers.
Reading gives strong fundamentals in story structure and plot development.
Reading gives you a feel for and can expand your own ideas of stylistic items such as graceful narration, metaphor, transition, voice, and more.
Reading gives you both inspiration and drive to move forward in your own work.
Reading is a great way to get ideas!
Reading shows you what’s already been done.
Reading lets you take advantage of lessons already learned by generations of smart writers.