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Re: Why do you like reading?

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I love reading because it takes me to places I've never been (and probably will never will be to). It is also my form of escape from the problems that I encounter in my life, and from boredom. I read because I also want to further my knowledge and to broaden my vocabulary.

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I like reading because it takes your mind off everything else going on around you.

What attracts me to it is an engulfing story, one that leaves you eagerly turning the pages.

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Post by JaimeAlfonzo »

Primarily, to evade, to escape, make me feel free.
And as a collateral i learn new words, new philosophies, history. Reading is hedonist pleasure!

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I like reading because I find it very relaxing, and a good story can really take my mind off of things.

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I like to read for 2 reasons:
1. Reading makes me drowsy and I get a very peaceful sleep if I have read just before going to bed.
2. When I read a book I picture myself as the Protagonist in the book. This is a very satisfying experience as I can do things which I can never do in reality.

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:techie-studyinggray: Reading books broaden your horizon. Non-fiction can also increase your vocabulary and you can observe the author's writing style. You can improve your thoughts and outlook depending on the chosen topic. Fictional books work on your imagination, whether they are comical, mystery, sci-fi, or plain nancy drew types. There are times we need to escape reality and what better way than fantasy.

Reading should be encouraged from the age of four or five to enhance learning capabilities. I do enjoy reading and it also improves writing.
Where there is a will, there's got to be a way :D

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I like reading because it takes me to places I will never get to go to. When I am stressed, if I choose a book and begin reading I forget about the stress and engross myself in the story.
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Post by Shena999 »

This is genuinely a good question, one that I haven't considered much before. I like reading primarily because, for lack of a better term, the expansion of knowledge. The human brain constantly wants stimulation and while this can be gained from doing most things, reading is absolutely the best option for you. Every time you read you learn something, even if it's as small as a different perspective or the way someone writes. Reading keeps your brain constantly running at full capacity to understand, visualize, and expand upon prior knowledge to keep up. I love reading because no matter what you read your brain will continue to grow with that knowledge.

Side note... I felt very hypocritical writing this noting that I dislike reading most educational textbooks and instead stick to fiction. But the thing about fiction is that it puts you in a whole new world so unlike your own! That world created by another human being as the pinnacle of conscious thought.

Side note of side note... wow this got 10x more philosophical than what I was aiming for but oh well.

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Post by Reina275 »

I like reading because is like diving into the ocean, is a whole new world and it surprises you as you go deeper and deeper. Also, books are understimated, there are hours of knowledge in there and help your brain to develop empathy and being more creative, but most people choose a movie to "avoid thinking". :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by leximutia »

Two things in particular for me.

1) The escapism.
2) Potentially new perspectives.

I really enjoy just getting absorbed into some completely different world with new characters that have led different lives, with different thoughts and opinions and personalities... Just. I love being able to forget who I am and live vicariously through fictional characters. Other than that, I've actually learned plenty through various fiction books, about how one might perceive whatever concept or aspect of society, based on this character's life experiences.

There's just a lot that I can take away from a book, whether it's the luxury of escapism or learning something new or seeing something I already know about from a different angle. I feel like I'm describing this vaguely, but short answer, I read books because I enjoy them and learn new things from them all the time.

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I love reading mainly because it expands my mind by exploring others' experiences. I love reading as a hobby, it is a form of escape from reality sometimes. Reading inspires me to try new things and aids me in making decisions.

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There are so many things in this world I will simply never get to experience first-hand but I can read about it from someone else's perspective. For a little while I can sink into their live and see through their eyes.

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Reading is fun. It's brain stimulating and it introduces me to different worlds of different races and cultures. I just love it so

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Post by erinschaverien »

Reading is a way to get away from your own life and disappear to somewhere else for a while.
I've always read a lot and reading is what got me through really hard times. Not everyone is happy with their own lives and its good to have a temporary break from the world around you.

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Post by Jocelyn Eastman »

I like reading because it gets my mind going and it keeps me sharp. I pretty much stay home so it’s hard to find anything stimulating if I’m not reading.

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