“As long as I can remember, I’ve carried a book with me wherever I go”
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.
As long as I can remember, I’ve carried a book with me wherever I go – even if I was going to a social event, if there was an opportunity to sneak a few sentences in, it could not be missed.
Reading is my escape, my mediation, my way to expose myself to other cultures, worlds, ideals – to travel the universe without ever leaving my home. Reading is my best friend.
I read because I can’t not read. My hands itch to feel pages between my fingers in the way some people bite their nails or play with their hands. I would rather read a book than watch TV.
I read because I would genuinely be lost without books. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.
– Jordan Alif
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.