I read because I want to. There’s nothing else I’d rather be doing when I’m reading.
It lets me unwind after a long day. I get to relax after a stressful morning or tiring afternoon. My body has a chance to recover while my brain is challenged. Books push me to think. Place myself in someone else’s shoes and see things in a different perspective.
I read for fun. Reading is fun. It’s enjoyable. More often than not, I’d rather stay at home and read a book than leave my house and hit the town.
Authors inspire me to tell my own story. Characters motivate me to be a better human being.
I read to escape. I like getting away from the world I live in. I don’t always want to be where I am. So it’s nice to transport myself somewhere else temporarily.
Reading is something I get to do on my own terms. I choose what I want to read. I decide when and where I read. How I read.
I read to step away from the screen. To put down my phone. To turn off my computer.
Books are there for me when people are not.
I read because it’s exciting and exhilarating. My heart beats faster. My mind runs faster.
Time spent reading is time well spent. I don’t feel like I’m wasting precious hours of my life when I read. Instead I feel alive. Like I’m living.
I read because I need to. It keeps me sane in an insane world.
Reading helps me see the good in fictional characters and makes me believe real people can be amazing too.