Why do you read?
What an interesting question right?
It’s not really something I’ve given a great deal of thought to because it’s just something I’ve always done. I was an early reader and before that I had picture books and people in my life who read to me. Books were always present as long as I can remember.
Most of my life I’ve read for the pure pleasure of it. There was a children’s book when I first started reading that I was in love with. It was called Contrary Woodrow, written by Sue Felt Kerr. My grandmother took me to the library on Saturdays to pick out a book or two, and probably every other time I would choose that book. My grandmother would ask, “Are you sure you want that book again?”, and yes was always my answer. I can’t remember exactly why I loved it so much, but I did. As I got older I became a huge Nancy Drew fan. I wanted to be Nancy Drew big time people! 🙂
Of course in school I read to learn, and I still do. I love reading about history, other places, other cultures. I love cookbooks and books about interior/exterior decorating/design. I have tons of varied interests and I can indulge in all of them through books.
I love romance books for the feels, mysteries for the puzzles and clues, and paranormal for the different worlds created.
I read because my brain needs the stimulation it provides.
I think that covers it for the most part.
What about you? Why do you read?