Livescience.com ran an article recently that said that people whose early years were spent in “enriched environments”—i.e. with books—were more likely to score higher on intelligence tests.
Read the full article to get the science-y details, which have to do with thinner brain cortexes and such, but the upshot is that if there were books around when you are little, chances are good you will be smarter now.
Most readers can recall which book was the one that began their life-long love of reading. What's yours?