Ok, so having asked you about why you read, I am thinking I should mention why I read. I read as a form of escape. I open the book and am transported to another world. I can meet new people and go new places. I can learn about any topic I want to learn about. I love reading. I just never
Reading for me is also something to talk to people about. It gives me a conversation piece or way into a conversation. When stuck, I can just say, oh...have you read [insert current read]? It's so [insert adjective phrase]. You should read it. You get my drift? I love turning people onto authors I love and having them love them as well. I especially love to talk to my friend Jenny about books we've both read. She's a million times smarter and deeper than me and always gets a ton more out of what we've read. Especially the book The Life of Pi.
Finally, reading is a great way to pass the time while you're waiting. Waiting at a doctor's office, waiting to arrive somewhere via a bus or airplane, or waiting for a boring day to end. It's a fun activity to do in the sun too. I just love reading.
There's my story...why I read. Leave your story in the comments section about why you read and I'll put you in the contest drawing for a [yet to be named] book. (I don't actually think my comments section will hit 25, in fact, I doubt I even have 25 readers.) AND, ONLY ONE COMMENT PER PERSON WILL COUNT! :)