I have never not been reading a book. I learned how to read when I was five and the first "big book" I ever read was "The Little Princess". I moved on to the classics such as "Little House in the Big Woods" and the abridged versions of "Anne of Green Gables", "The Black Stallion", "Little Women", and they instilled a long lasting adoration of novels. I think it is because I started off with the classics that I have a nicely mixed reading list. I didn't get into the "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" until I was older. Now I've got a system of alternating what genre I decide to read. Of course, my all time favorite has to be "The Hobbit", but I have so many others that I love.
I think the reason I love reading so much is that it takes me to an entirely different world then the one I am in. I make new friends who live in those pages and I see new places. I guess a lot of people just can't see it, but I get the visual image in my minds eye as I flip through all the pages.
Books are important. I don't think I could get along without them really. They provide an adventuresome spot in my life. They inspire me to try new things and see new places for myself.
Books are important....