Why Do You Read?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an opinion post. To be honest, I’ve had great ideas in the past month or two, but simply lacked the time to jot things down as they come to me and actually write out something.
I want to keep things simple, so today’s question is an easy one. Why do you read?
I grew up with books. My parents were always supportive of me reading, but they didn’t necessarily stress it either. I think they just wanted me to follow my passions, whatever that may be.
Needless to say, I love books, reading, and writing!
The book store was a place of wonder any time I went. The possibilities were endless! What world would this book open? Or what about that one? How can anyone just pick one book?
Ironically, over the years that childish glee has never really escaped me. I still see books in that same light for the most part.
For me, books have always been an escape. Obviously as a kid, I simply wanted to go to a magical fantasy land filled with wonder and excitement. Nowadays I do escape, but more to escape reality. I do want to get back to where I don’t feel the need to escape reality so strongly, but unless my dayjob suddenly changes I don’t see that happening.
I Love Good, Entertaining Stories
I also simply love a good story. A well-written story that touches you, that gets the blood pumping or makes you think (not too much though, just my preference). That’s what I want in a book.
A Good Way to Unwind and De-stress
Let’s face it, after a stressful day, it’s so easy to just turn on the TV these days. While I watch plenty of TV, sometimes it just can’t give you what you really need. Not like a book can. Books are a great way to destress and push aside whatever happened during your day.
So how about it folks? Why do you read? Is it an informational quest? Are you an escapist like me? Do you simply like to unwind after a busy day?
Tell me all about your opinion in the comments!
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