What else could R be for? I love to read. I learned how when I was three and I haven't stopped. I probably read three or four books every week, but I still never make it through half what I want to read. Just check out my books on Goodreads if you don't believe me!
My oldest son loves to read as much as me. Almost every time I want him to do anything, I'll find I'm on his bunk bed, earbuds in, book in hand. He's 10, but he seems more like a teenager every day.
My youngest, on the other hand, isn't a great reader. It's really only this year, when he's almost 8, that he's even started picking up books to read alone. And I have to really push him to do that. It worries me because I can't imagine a world without reading.
Reading takes you to other worlds. It's entertaining. It's educational. It's informative. I can't imagine my commute to work without reading, or flights to other cities or countries. I read in the bath before bed each night and it's so much a part of my nightly routine, I doubt I'd be able to sleep without that forty minutes with my book each night. I read while I drink my coffee in the morning. And in any other little pockets of time I might find myself with during the day.
While I'll always be loyal to paper books, I love having an e-reader on my phone. It means even when I'm going out to a gig or to the theatre or to a fancy party, I always have a book to read on the way or way home. I think one of my biggest fears must be being stuck somewhere without something to read….
Do you get panicky when you're out and about and finish a book?