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“I read because not only does it connect me to the past, but also to the present and the future.”

Kerri Cooke

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 represents literacy, and literacy is not something I take lightly. I have the privilege and the honor to be able to read what I want and when I want. Especially as a woman, I am blessed to have the opportunity to have an education and continue learning about the world outside of my small piece of Earth. Books challenge me to look at all points of view, and I enjoy discussing common themes with other readers. I read because not only does it connect me to the past, but also to the present and the future. When I read I gain more empathy for people, as I understand the thoughts and fears of others are not so much different than my own. I learn about the importance of love, a motivator of many. I learn how to be a better person. I especially love works that have poetic sentences and vocabulary, vocabulary that undulates and brings a sense of joy to the soul. In a world full of highs and lows, there is always a book to lean on for every part of life.

 

– Kerri Cooke

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 bibliolifestyle@gmail.com, 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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