It seems like a simple enough question, right? For me, the answer is yes. But for you I’m thinking that it may be a bit more complex. You see, there are a lot of reasons explaining why people do a lot of things. I could ask you a million times the same but different question just by changing the last word. Why do you go to school? Why do you eat fast food? Why do you smoke? See? And just about every person’s answer to each question would be something unique and pertinent only to them.
I think this is very much the same when it comes to my question. Why do you read? Maybe you’ve thought of your answer already. Maybe you didn’t have to think of your answer at all because it’s so obvious in your mind as to why you read. Or maybe you have no idea why you constantly find yourself in a new book. But me, I know exactly why. My reason is simple and straightforward. I read because I honestly believe that books are the greatest form of entertainment today. I read because I like doing so. That’s it. I don’t read to learn, although I’m sure some of you would argue that we learn from what we read. I don’t read to get away from anything going on in my life. I don’t read because I HAVE to, which is what I know most writers would say when it comes to writing. I read to be entertained. And for whatever reason some people seem to have an issue with that. Eh. People are pretty stupid sometimes.
With that being said, I’d like to know why you do. Why do you read?