“For me, reading is escape, reading is entertainment, and reading is a journey into other worlds.”
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’ve always been a fan of mysteries. Whether it’s true crime, police procedures, or fiction, the idea of uncovering evidence and seeing where those fragments take a story, keeps me coming back again and again. I’ve often dabbled in reading, electing to pick up those titles that gained the most attention. I didn’t become an avid reader until a few years ago. After suffering several family losses (I had 4 deaths in my family over a matter of months), I was looking for an escape. I also wanted something that would keep be focused and provide a place to go when I didn’t want to cry anymore. I started with biographies and later moved into a few romances. After catching the reading bug, I joined a book subscription service. It was Riley Sager who helped me realize I was a thriller girl! For me, reading is escape, reading is entertainment, and reading is a journey into other worlds. Its a chance to calm the noise and chatter of the outside world and take yourself on a mental vacation, without packing a bag.
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.