Increasingly, it seems that reading may be becoming a lost art. Why is this? What are the pressures in our society that may be contibuting to this? Dave Boehi responds: "It seems that each new media invention—movies, radio, television, VCRs and DVD players, the internet—inevitably affects the way people read and reduces the time they devote to it ... A big shift may be occurring in the way we gather and process information, but we must summon the discipline to slow down enough to focus on what’s important. "
Personally, I immerse myself in books because they provide a means by which I am transported into other worlds and life forms that provide an escape from the cares and the demands and the mundaneness (madness) of life. Aside from movies, reading helps me "live" another life vicriously because I am able to totally immerse myself in the story and, at least for a while, "lose" myself.
So what are your thoughts on this topic? Why do you have a desire to crawl in between the covers of a book or snuggle into your Kindle screen? What do you discover when you read? What excites you about reading?