Why do I love to read? Where do I begin?
I love stories. It’s fun to read and experience them.
I like not knowing what to expect, especially when I’m reading a new book from an author I’m unfamiliar with.
I enjoy being surprised along the way. I get such a kick out of thinking through possible scenarios in my head and seeing if they play out in the book.
I love escaping a world that isn’t always pleasant and exploring a new one.
It’s fun to meet characters I can relate to. I love some and hate others. The ones I remember, for one reason or another, are special. They become a part of me.
I love learning. Through books I can learn about anything and everything. History and science. Animals and sports. New words and old ones. The English language. French. German. Latin.
I have learned about the world I live in currently and the world I want to live in.
And I’ve discovered a great deal about myself. Who I am, who I want to be. What I value, what I believe in.
Thanks to reading, I have a better understanding of different kinds of people.
Books have taught me to see that regardless of a person’s skin colour or sexual orientation, human beings are human.
I hope I always love books, stories, words.
I hope you do too.
Why do you love reading?