Lately, I've heard many statements regarding the act of reading. Statements like "reading is boring"; or "I just prefer to spend my time on more... interesting activities".
My instant reaction to such statements is usually something along the lines of "WHAT?! How can you NOT like reading???"
The fact is, it comes as such a shock to me that someone would purposely AVOID reading a book.
Well, because... reading has always been such a big part of my life.
I strongly believe that someone who does not enjoy reading just hasn't found the right book.
Reading is definitely not a burden. Reading is an escape from reality.
Reading is a pleasure which you'll never need to feel guilty about. Reading is relaxing, entertaining, AND educational.
Yes. Even when you read girly-gossip novels, you are exercising your brain.You are learning about language, words, and writing.
Reading is NOT just an activity for awkward introverts. Reading can save people (ANYONE who knows how to read, really) in times of crisis and despair.
Reading can have a social aspect, too. I read this quote a while ago...
"Seeing someone read a book you love is like seeing a book recommend a person."
It's true. Books bring people together.
I don't think I'd be who I am today without my books. :)
What are your thoughts on this topic?