“It has changed me as a person in so many ways; most notably, I have become a much more compassionate and empathetic person."
Welcome to our series “The Readers’ Diary”, we’re asking readers why they read and what does reading mean to them.
As readers increasingly share what they’re currently reading and plan to read on social media, we wanted to share more about the people behind each post.
Reading has always been an important part of my life. When I was younger, it provided the perfect escape from reality and also kept me entertained. As I got older, I found that I could also learn a lot from the books I pick up – especially books with subject matter and situations I would never find myself in personally.
I like to think I have a fairly diverse reading life, and I will read anything I can get my hands on! I especially gravitate towards literary fiction, historical fiction, memoir, non-fiction, and contemporary fiction. All of these genres have offered me one thing or another at a time I needed to hear it.
I am grateful for my love of reading. It has changed me as a person in so many ways; most notably, I have become a much more compassionate and empathetic person.
Would you like to submit a diary entry?
Submit your answer to these questions – Why do you read and what does reading mean to you? These questions are open to your interpretation and your submissions can be as long or as short as you’d like.
Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, put “The Readers Diary Submission” in the subject line and include your name and social media handles if you would like those published.