So, a few weeks ago, I started to think about why I read. Why is it that I pick up a book and read it? I though about it for a while, and came up with a list. So here are my reasons for reading;
- I read to escape. Over the last few months, a lot of stuff has hit me and I struggled to cope. But when I picked up the book I was reading, I forgot. I lost all my problems and just focused on the story. I escaped. I think that is a reason why all of us read. To escape.
- I read to make friends. You know the feeling you get when you pick up one of your old favourite, reliable books and you just know your back with friends. I read for that feeling, the feeling of friendship I get from some of my favourite books.
- I read to learn. I read to know facts, to learn in a way that doesn't feel like I'm learning. To expand my vocabulary, and make myself more aware of social challenges and issues. I learn from books because it is the best place to learn.
- I read so I can become a better person. So I can be kinder, be more caring, be more empathetic to others situations and issues. Books can give you morals and opinions and just generally make you a better person.