Today I was tempted to simply read a book instead of writing my daily morning blog but I know that I have to get started and shouldn’t laze around because there’s a lot to do! Even though it’s may day off today, I have quite a few writing jobs going on, there will be another pigeon toss (Lucy came back the day before, so that was a relief) and at some stage, I would also like to find some time to play some “Lord of the Rings online” – my favourite computer game.
But reading would be a good thing to write about – why do people read and why do I read? There are millions of people out there who cannot read and will most likely never get the chance to learn that skill. This is quite sad because reading is such a great tool and opens up so many possibilities. And then there are the people who can read but who don’t enjoy it.
I fall into the group of people who love reading and who read a lot. I guess, if it was different I would have a hard job with being a book reviewer! So one reason why I read is because one of my jobs is reviewing books. But I mainly read because it lets me learn new things and lets me travel to places and worlds or even dimensions that I would otherwise never be able to experience. I am also able to learn new languages, learn about history and science. Thanks to books, I can travel through Japan in my mind and even explore made-up worlds like Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
I read when I’m happy and I read when I’m sad and often reading distracts me enough to forget about my own problems and thoughts for a while.Reading is a great and useful experience – I’m not sure what my life would look like if reading wasn’t a part of it. I certainly would not have the same kind of education nor would I know much about other countries and people!
How important is reading in your life and why do you read?