My question is what the first and the second pronoun "it" mean in the 2nd paragraph below. I think that the first it means "to read English regularly" or "to read for pleasure," and the second it also means either one. I'm still debating in my mind. When I think out the question in my own language, both options seem possible. Give me your advice. By the way, I understand the functions of the pronoun "it." Thank you.
One of the ways to improve your English is to read in English regularly. Spend some time in bookstores, reading a page or two of books that look interesting. You can also borrow books from the library. These days, I'm reading lots of English mystery stories to improve my English skills.
The point is to read for pleasure. Don't use a dictionary, because then it becomes studying and you'll grow tired of it. If you come across a word ...... (omitted below) .
(from an English exercise book)