Monday, June 18, 2012

Reading has always brought me pure joy. I read to encounter new worlds and new ways of looking at the world. I read to enlarge my horizons, to gain wisdom, to experience beauty, to understand myself better, and for the pure wonderment of it all. I read and marvel over how writers use language in ways I never thought of. I read for company, and for escape. Because I am incurably interested in the lives of other people, both friends and strangers, I read to meet myriad folks and enter their lives - for me, a way of vanquishing the 'otherness' we all experience.
~Nancy Pearl, Book Lust

2 comments:

Harvee Lau said...

I agree!

laughingwolf said...

not to mention the vicarious living, if not participation, as seen through the words :)