Why I Love Books

I love books because no matter how alone you are in this world, and how few emotions you really get to express in day to day life, when you read a book - a good one - you get to experience genuine emotion.  A well told story allows you to smile, laugh, or cry.  You meet new people between every cover and you form relationships - both good and bad - with well defined characters.  You get to visit places that you've never been and may never physically get to go.  You almost always learn something, whether it's an historical fact or maybe something about yourself.  Sometimes you get to glimpse the past and find yourself lost in a world that disappeared long before you arrived, or you could visit any number of possible futures that may exist long after you're gone.

I think I could go on and on, but I'll stop there.  Tell me, do you agree?  What do you like best about reading?

Laurin Laurin
41-45, F
2 Responses Feb 27, 2009

Reading is how wisdom is opened..Truth,miracles and much more.

A good story often leaves me feeling like I have seen new places and met new people. It can be a brief escape from every day.