The word istikharah is derived from the word 'khayr' (خير) which means goodness. The addition of alif, sin and ta’ changes its meaning. Istikhar (استخار) means asking for a choice. This is stated by Imam Ibn al-Mundhir in Lisan al-Arab. Salat al-Istikharah prayer is a Sunnah which the Prophet ﷺ prescribed for anyone who wants to do an action but is hesitant about it. It is a form of submission and a plea in the Court of the King of Kings for guidance. It is a practical demonstration that one has no power and no strength of one’s own.
"Anyone who has a brain should nourish his intellect just as he nourishes his stomach and there is no better way to nourish the mind than reading a book and benefiting from it. Read whatever you can get your hands on, even if it's a cookbook."
A student of knowledge can forget anything, but should never forget sending salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ whenever and wherever his name is read or mentioned.
Reading is something that gives you a chance to visit so many different lives in so many different worlds.