A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. (George R. R. Martin, American novelist and screenwriter)
It is undoubtedly true that most great writers have been great readers. Ideas for characters, description of geography and scenes, personality quirks—all of these influence the writer, giving him or her increased vocabulary and imagination. The reader experiences the excitement and tragedy of the characters he reads about, and his own imagination grows and becomes creative.
These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age (1 Corinthians 10:11).