6 Reasons Why I Like to Read


by Captain Lyaf Yarr

There are lots of books, authors, publishing houses, libraries, and readers out there! That’s because many people like to read. Everybody likes to read for different reasons.

Here’s six reasons why I like to read:

  1. Reading allows me to enter into new worlds and new lives. I can be in Middle Earth or in Scotland going to a wizarding school. I can be a girl learning to be a princess or I can be a boy lost in the wilderness. I can enter these worlds and see them through the eyes of the characters any time and it’s never boring.
  2. When you read it increases you vocabulary and you sound smarter. If you listen to audio books you’ll be able to pronounce these new words without even thinking about it. I like that!
  3. It’s fun and enjoyable see other point of views. I will never be able to guess what an author or character will do because I would do them differently. I wouldn’t have it any other way or reading would be boring!
  4. Books contain useful and important information. You can learn things in fiction as easily as you can learn things from school books and non-fiction literature. Authors do lots of research to make their worlds accurate and interesting.
  5. I get to see the big picture. As the reader I sometimes get to see things the characters don’t see. I also know their story is finite- there’s a beginning, a middle, and an end. Most times it’s happy, even when it looks dark for the main character. That’s good to know!
  6. Reading is something to do. I can read when friends are busy, when there’s nothing else to do, and sometimes even when there’s other things to do!

I’ve shared my reasons now tell me yours! Why do you like to read?

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  1. Great post Captain L.,

    I read to unwind from a hard day at work, to read that happily ever after, or go on a journey I may never take in real life. To become characters with magical powers, to fly, converse with talking animals, find gold, and live in different countries or universes. It transports me away from the contemporary, and into the imagination.
    Translation: I Love Reading! (LOL)

  2. I agree! I also read after school like you read after work it’s a great way to relax. I like going to imaginary worlds. Fantasy is one of my favorite genres too.

  3. Reading is relaxing for me. Also, because I get so many interruptions, I can pick up where I left off (sort of like needlework.)

    It’s better than working all the time!

  4. Exactly! I love to read right before going to bed and as soon as I wake up. It’s relaxing and a great way to start the day or end it. Reading is personal “me” time.

  5. Bhakti Mehta

    I read to ease off a hard day. I like to read because I enjoy getting tangled with the stories.

  6. CaptainYarr

    I agree with all of you! Reading is a fun and relaxing pastime. I have fallen asleep listening to audio books at night because they’re so soothing. 😀

  7. You have fallen asleep on audio books – I fall asleep mid page if I read too late at night, which I do, often. Grin. 😀 How about that tired eye feeling?

  8. Michelle

    I like to read because I love traveling to other places and times. It’s like getting to be a silent observer of other people’s lives. I don’t need anti-depressants , I just read.

  9. lizardking

    I definitely agree with all of you! Books allow me to be third person to the lives of both famous and infamous people that have put a mark on our human history. Books take me on a journey through a wicked world like in 1984 by Orwell. And best of all (to me) books take me into a world infested with zombie’s, and tell of the tales of ordinary people trying to stay alive and survive the zombie infestations. Good reading to all!

  10. OUZILLOU Marvin

    Hi Captain, I red you article and all you wrote, I have to say that I agree. Over all the points you picked. When I read a books, most of time a novel, I let myself sink into theses differents worlds I discover into them. I feel like I should been born in the XVIIIth or XIXth century, what make me like the classical literature . For me reading a book means a lot, sometimes it’s an outlet for my down time. Sometimes it’s a way to learn about a new world or feeling all the emotional states of the character. I like to learn about them through their feelings or issues.
    For me a book is like the “Portrait of Dorian Gray” and I means the paint, because a book reflected the feelings of the author and like eyes are the windows of the soul, books are the pieces of the author’s soul.
    So I stand on the rift and yell at the ocean of the knowledge made by all theses books: “Oh Captain, my captain”.

  11. Hi, here are my reasons :

    1. I can be whoever I want through all the characters I meet in books. An adventurer, a scientist, a poet. A human or something else.

    2. I’m travelling into new wor(l)ds. Cheaper than going to Bahamas, isn’t it ? Plus, there are some magic worlds. What more could you ask for ?

    3. It stimulates my imagination. New ideas pop up in my mind. I’m always astonished to read things about whom I never thought before.

    4. I learn some stuff : things about making fire in a forest, or self-defense. Or about habits of drows.

    5. All you need to read is some light, and enough time to escape into fiction. Easy.

    6. It inspires me in everyday life. Heroes are often decent. Some people find it ridiculous, but I think it can help people to be close to these models of morality.

  12. I was curious as to why people enjoy reading. As I child I got (tension?) headaches at school. I had my eyes tested and I wore glasses. I found copying from the blackboard very difficult. I never particularly liked reading because I had to concentrate so much at deciphering the text.
    At the end of a school day sometimes I would be tired, I have an above average IQ. I did like listening to James and the giant peach and other novels. I also struggled with co-ordination catching the ball and so forth. So I have dyslexia and aspects of dyspraxia, school was a nightmare.
    I do read, but I learn better by watching and doing than reading. I read for information, not for pleasure.
    I would really like it if someone would read some adult novels to me and other books. I will probably gain an understanding/ comprehension and I may become an independent reader that way.
    This is the world of a neurodivergent person. I am gifted in other areas.

  13. Hi.There are several reasons of why I like reading.
    Firstly.book can also bring us important and special information.Newspaper and maganize give
    an information about many types of news.For this reason we really love reading them.
    Secondly.we take many ideas by books. They can help to expand and develop our outlooking.
    Finally.we can learn history and others from book.
    I think that book can be our close friend.I usually read stories and detective books through internet.Because electronic books is cheaper than books.

  14. i m agree too, and its inspire me my 6

    1- Reading its leaving out of the reality : travelling in an another world or in our world but in a past or a futur context. Its the opportunity to live a story with characters who exist or not.
    2- Open mind : without being a philosopher, with books you can learn some way to live or social behaviour explanation wich is confirm into the reality. You can accept or reject ideas or way of thinking.
    3- Dont loose your time : time is presious on earth and each time i need to wait for somethings, even in toilets, you can read, they are never bad place for reading.
    4- Sure you ll find your subject : books exist in different forms ans size (100 to 1000 pages) and they talk about all the subject wich exist in the world, even you dont like to read you ll find something wich interest you.
    5- Vocabulary : reading can increase your orthographic level and get your vocabulary knowledge better, that s help you to write and understand all things happen in your life.
    6- Create your story : its in your mind, each of us can imagine differently a story and characters, all depend of our imagination, thats create a unique expérience.

  15. Books are my best friends. Alone with books don’t feel lonely. By reading books so then I don’t feel need travelling. Mind travelling !


    Wow I very like these reason😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

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