“When I had my daughter, I filled her room with stories.”

Danielle Peters

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 think the most significant reason is because I enjoy it so much. It’s not about escaping, or de-stressing… it’s because I love a good story. I like reading stories, listening to stories, and telling stories. Stories that elicit the “feel good” hormone, stories that are thought-provoking, and stories that make me empathize and better understand a particular situation or person. When I had my daughter, I filled her room with stories. Stories of perseverance, of strong independent women, and of love. I hope to pass on my love of reading to her, because reading is both nurturing and magical.


– Danielle Peters

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, put “The Readers Diary Submission” in the subject line and include your name and social media handles if you would like those published.

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