You know when you first wake up and you can tell what the weather is outside without even looking? That was me this morning. So I picked up a book. My nice and sunny Florida was overcast skies. My husband asked me what is it about reading? I looked at him in a flabbergasted way. Yet I didn't know how to answer him in the simple answer he was expecting.
So I was asking myself that same question. What is it about reading??
Is it a type of comfort? Possibly, I do feel a kind of peace while curled up in just the right spot. Being wrapped up in a throw and having a 20oz of Pepsi. (Yeah I love Pepsi) Or sitting next to my husband with my legs thrown across him. All the while my little one rubbing the hand I am not holding the book with to rub my finger nail. It does feel like a place I can call home.
Is it to escape? Maybe, Who wouldn't like to live another life for a few hours to feel and experience things that on any other occasion wouldn't have the chance. If I am having a rough day who wouldn't want to become a Pirate or be the Queen of England or even fall in love with a ghost? Do I want to live those lives permanently? No way! I love being a mom and a wife. Maybe reading is a place to calm your mind.
Is it an obsession? It depends on who you ask! If you ask me I would be inclined to answer NO! If you asked someone who isn't a book reader or someone who reads occasionally they would probably say yes. I had a friend ask me the other day to sniff his book. OO boy did it smell good. It was 85 yrs old. (Haha weird) Does my husband think I have an obsession? No, he is happy I have something in life in which I am so enthusiastic for. Something I have so much passion for. He finds not enough people find something in life that they fall in love with. So I am one of the LUCKY ones!
Going back to the main question What is it about reading?
Reading to me is everything. It can come in many different shape and sizes. I can change my mood with a different pick of book. Entertainment at it's highest level. That's why the book is always better then the movie. It's a feel of serenity. It's a joy to know m son can have the same feeling about reading I do. It's a little of everything rolled out and written on pages. I don't know if I will ever be able to put it into the right words.
So I ask You what is it about reading?