A meme from Booking Through Thursday.
Today’s topic is “Why do YOU read fiction? Here’s one person’s answer.”
I really like the post, I think it makes a really good point, but ironically it has no relation to why I feel like I read. My reading is a bit of escapism. To leave behind the world of office jobs. To experience a myriad of emotions that add range versus what I experience in a normal day. To step into someone else’s shoes. I’m not big on nonfiction but that is because I enjoy the extremes in fiction, there are so many more possibilities and often I find that fiction has more moments I can relate to in the mundane where nonfiction focuses on such specific portions that the whole narrative and the more mundane moments are missing.