Why do you read? Do you read to escape? Do you want to flee from reality and forget your problems? Or do you choose to read to fulfill the craving for character and justice?
For me, it’s all of the above. I love a good book…my heart racing as the young hero, Harry Potter, does his best to thwart the dastardly intentions of Lord Voldemort, my insides turning to mush as Mr. Darcy reveals his true feelings for Miss Elizabeth Bennet, cheering on Mary Lennox as she coaxes Colin Craven to walk again amongst the roses in the Secret Garden, or rooting for underdog Paul Fisher as he struggles with his poor eyesight to become a winning soccer goalie in Tangerine.
These stories indulge my fantasies, stir my desires, awaken my senses, and give me hope. Hope that my dreams are not beyond my reach. Trust that with the right words, I too could change someone’s outlook, even if only for a little while. And joy to know that even the smallest of smiles is pure sunshine. You can check out my bookshelf at Goodreads.com to see what I enjoy.
So, tell me why you read? And what do you like to read? Share your favorite books and why you enjoyed them! I’m always on the lookout for the next novel to grip my heart and take me for a ride.
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