08-18-2008 01:16 PM - last edited on 08-18-2008 04:13 PM by Kevin
We all love reading, but the reasons we're attracted to it are as different as we are. Sometimes we want to educate ourselves, sometimes we want simple entertainment - many readers read in order to better themselves or to learn more about the world they live in, while others seek new imaginative worlds to escape to.
We started thinking about this question because of the new program from Barnes and Noble Studio: Why I Read. In this episode, readers from LA talk about what reading means to them - click play below to watch.
Why do you read? Post in this thread about what reading means to you - from spending time with authors and books you know and love to challenging yourself with new and unfamiliar reads, how and why did reading become one of your hobbies?
08-20-2008 07:46 PM
Hi Jon! I like this question. Reading is a lot of things to me. The biggest reason I read is for the new worlds and adventures I am able to enjoy. Fantasy, history, humor - genre doesn't matter. There aren't many things that beat out a day off, a good book, and a relaxing spot. I also read to learn, not only for professional development, but also for personal. While it may be difficult to read about circumstances in other countries, it helps open my eyes to the world around me. I also read to escape the pressures of daily life by diving into the world of a book.
BTW - I like "Why I Read!"
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com
08-20-2008 08:28 PM
08-21-2008 02:28 AM
I read different books for different needs and moods.
There is nothing more satisfying than finding a great book, that can take you into a different time/place, and keeps you thinking about the book after you have finished it.
08-21-2008 01:43 PM
08-23-2008 01:12 AM
I like reading because its my escape from my world. I can go into someone elses world and see it through a different perspective. I also learn so much..I learn new words, new styles of writing..that always helps in my english class!
I've loved reading since I was little...so now I always have to have a book to read,or I find myself bored out of my mind!
08-23-2008 11:52 AM