Monday, March 3, 2014

Why Do We Read?

These days with all the new technology, it's rare to see a teenager not with a phone in her hand, but a book. People constantly stare at her, trying to figure out what in that pile of papers is generating laughs, frowns and cries. The newer generation, the ones with the influx of new technology at their disposal, is completely unaware of the tremendous worlds at their fingertips. Some of us living in the normalcy of the everyday life frequently get bored, and when reality isn't taking precedence in our lives we find ourselves disinterested in the happenings of our own lives. When this happens we turn to books for relief. Books allow us to step out of ordinary reality and into a world full of adventure and emotion. Whether it be a world of witchcraft and wizardry or a world full of half-god half-human teenagers, we get to experience something we couldn't have in reality. In books we can watch someone fall in love for the first time, and fall with them. We can watch someone die and cry along. Unlike reality, there's no limit to what books can make us experience.