Why Do You Read?

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?

Tamie Xo


One thought on “Why Do You Read?

  1. kybookworm says:

    I don’t remember a time, that I didn’t have a book in my hand. I have always had an active imagination, and stories are always unfolding in my head. Reading is a way to calm all of that noise. When I was a kid, I had to take care of my little brother. I wanted to go to the library every day, but I couldn’t leave him so I got him interested in comic books. Our local library had a comic book room. I could spend an hour, perusing the shelves, while he worked his way through the Avengers or Spiderman. The comic books actually improved his reading skills, and I got to disappear into another world for awhile.
    I love the technology of e-readers. I don’t have to spend hours in the library now, the library is in my hands. My ipad is the one item I could never live without. I bought a t-shirt that says “I read because punching people is frowned upon.” The sums it up. Reading keeps me sane.

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