Why do you love reading and books so much?
I recently was given a part time job at our library after volunteering and applying. Although I am a complete bibliophile, I did not realize how books formed me during my lonely childhood. How they sustained me during adolescence, and continue to educate me daily. Remembering such books as Goodnight Moon, Ferdinand the Bull, James and the Giant Peach, and Mary Poppins affects me physically and emotionally. You?
Let’s come out and admit that escape has something to do with it. Even if you have a great life, sometimes it’s nice to inhabit another one. And if you’re going through a bad time, well, let’s just say I went through a spell where I was reading three mystery novels on my day off.
And then there’s the vicarious experience aspect. A book takes away our time and space limitations. We can visit the past or the future, travel to an exotic locale, or imagine what it is to be an athlete or a soldier or a monk.
I enjoy reading as it takes me far away to another place where I don't have to think of what is going on in my current life also is a learning experience to continue writing.
I believe that I do not have time to experience everything myself. The life is so short. U read books to learn fast.
I began reading for the simple reason that when I was a kid there wasn't a television in every room and the one we had only received a few channels. I could read any time and choose what I wanted. Today there are a lot of channels to choose from, but not necessarily anything I'm interested in watching. I'd have to say I prefer a good book because, unlike with television and movies, I can see what's going on in the characters' minds - what their thinking about a situation or person. You can't always see that on television.
It's a great escape from everyday life. Unlike television, your imagination modifies the story however you see fit.
They are always there for you. I call them pocket pals, because they are your friends whenever you need them. When you are young, they teach you lessons. Then in teenage years, they help you out when lonely or want to entertain. Now, it's all about the story and trying to get away from a stressful life.
This is difficult for me to explain, but reading has done something for me which nothing else in life has. It is something more than escapism (not that I have a problem with escapism!). Perhaps the best way for me to describe it is to quote John Ashbery: "I tried each thing, only some were immortal and free". Reading, writing, words, for me at least, are immortal and free.
I love learning new things. I read first and foremost to be informed or more educated on a subject that interests me, and I read for entrainment of course. Reading is essential and it's grounding.
I have to say that I love books so much because they allow me to run free with my imagination. I remember the first chapter book I ever read was Beverly Clearly's Ramona Forever, and it continues to be one of my all-time favorites for that reason. Unlike a film or t.v. show, I'm able to come up with the scenes in my mind, and I build attachments with the characters. There's no place a book can't take you. Without books, I'd feel mentally trapped.
by Karen Gibson Roc 7 years ago
Which do you like better, reading the old fashioned way from a book or on an e-reader?
by Vishaaa 6 years ago
Reading books as a hobby, does it still exist?I see the empty book shops. Libraries have become a place where people can sleep peacefully.When I talk about books with friends they are clueless.Some say they don't have time to do. Some say it is for people who are jobless. I'm just wondering whether...
by Faith Reaper 4 years ago
When you read, what do you find yourself reading the most of, i.e., fiction, non-fiction . . .What do you find yourself reading the most, fiction, non-fiction, the classics, poetry, short stories, novels, etc.?
by callie123 7 years ago
Did you used to love reading but now find it difficult?used to read all the time now found as I have got older the thought of reading smacks of metaphorically speaking of ' climbing hills in heavily soiled wellies only to find there was a short cut to a few eventful sights'.
by alwaysamber 5 years ago
What is your favorite book of all time? Mine is "A Long Fatal Love Chase" by Louisa May Alcott.
by simonpeter35 7 years ago
Do you love to read?
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