“Some people say they don’t read fiction because they can’t learn anything from it and I think that’s such a misguided opinion..."
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 read for a whole range of reasons and it’s fascinating to me that one activity can bring me so many things: One is being able to escape to new worlds. Another is learning new things. And I love it when both of those are combined. Some people say they don’t read fiction because they can’t learn anything from it and I think that’s such a misguided opinion: fiction can teach us about human behavior, the human condition, how we might want to conduct ourselves in certain situations. I love the thought experiments: what would you do? What would you have done differently? Really?
– Nadia Odunayo
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.
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