The Joys of Reading

Fatima Cazares

Most children thought reading was boring or a waste of time. When in reality reading can be enjoyable or entertaining. It all depends on what the reader enjoys and is interested in. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.” —Kate DiCamillo

As children get older, and more responsibilities and struggles fall upon them, some may rely on reading to escape their problems. Reading can give a reader hope. Hope that there is a world out there just like the one told in stories. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss.

Some readers read to escape real life, to enter into a new world away from their troubles. Having even a small escape, like reading, from life can bring someone joy just from having a break from their problems.

“We read to know that we are not alone.”

— C.S. Lewis