Why do you read? You can answer that later.
I read stories (or watch movies) because they let me escape. Ironically, this escape allows me to connect.
I get the amazing experience of bonding with a character – with a person. This character may remind me of myself to the point where I can imagine joking with them, sharing my own experiences and even confiding in them. Maybe they remind me of my best friend. Maybe I even want them to be my best friend. Read the rest of this entry »