Why Do You Read?

Why I read

I read because it’s an escape from the everyday. The moment I pick up a book and begin flipping the pages, I get to know the characters and get lost in their story, leaving the anxiety and depression I feel behind. It’s an escape from reality.

I have loved reading since the very first time I picked up a book. The way each author finds a way to construct sentences in their own unique way feeds me as a writer.

Over the years I’ve fallen in love with many different genres of literature, from the classics to the chick lit, the suspense to the inspiring. The book I choose depends on the mood I’m in. If I’m feeling anxious or sad, I pick up a book that let’s me escape from what I’m feeling, even if it’s just for a moment. That usually leads me to read one book each month. Since I like to read to learn something new, I often read two books at once — one fiction and one educational, usually related to nutrition or health.

Reading has kept me happy and inspired.

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