“I read for two reasons: to escape from the world for a bit and to expand my worldview.”
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.
I’m a lifelong reader, and over time I’ve realized that I read for two reasons: to escape from the world for a bit and to expand my worldview. It might sound like those two reasons are at odds, but I think they work in tandem to create what I love about books.
The best books command your full attention – these are the books that make you miss your bus stop or stay up all night because you just can’t tear yourself away. I find that among these books, the stories within them give me insights into humanity I won’t find elsewhere. Whether it’s an allegorical science fiction tale or a gripping memoir, I’m learning something new about my world and the people within it.
The great thing about reading is that there are always new books to discover, and therefore new horizons to explore.
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 email@example.com, put “The Readers Diary Submission” in the subject line and include your name and social media handles if you would like those published.