Reading is an escape for me.

United States
January 2, 2007 2:31pm CST
Reading is my escape from a bad day.I put myself into whatever story I am reading and for an hour I am someone else and can escape from my daily routine and go on an adventure.It allows me to revamp myself and totally takes away what ever has me going nuts at the time.Reading is my hide away from the world and everything bad that accompanies it and the bad day at work,or with the husband is gone and I feel refreshed and can continue the day and be relaxed.
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@dexterous21 (1180)
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
We have different reasons why we read. Sometimes I do read if I had a bad day. But my most important reason why I read is because I want to broaden my horizon. I can't travel because I have no means to do so but I can buy and read books so that I my knowledge will widen. it is also a great help for me because I have to enrich my vocabulary to have a high proficiency in English.
@sunsham68 (1378)
• India
3 Jan 07
Hey, that is really a great idea! Its so refreshing to see someone make the most of what they have instead of whining about their situation and limitations! I am gonnna use that concept in areas of my life that need it! As for Reading. Yes I totally used to do that too and if I read a love story I feel all romantic and cheerful, and vice versa. Guess I should stay away from murder stories!!
• United States
2 Jan 07
I understand how you feel. On a slow day at my house I can finish an entire novel. Yesterday it was a Nora Roberts book. I like her style. I also have started reading Janet Evonovich books and they are very entertaining. I love the way I can feed my imagination and stimulate my mind. Open a book and go anywhere...
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• United States
3 Jan 07
What Janet Evanovichs are you reading? I love the Stephanie Plum line, they are soooo entertaining. Reading is one of my greatest escapes.
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• Romania
3 Jan 07
readin its a you escape?..my escape is the drink..:))
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@cdirock (290)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I love to read to just relax. I read Nora Robert and Janet Evonovich too. They are both relaxing novel writers.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
3 Jan 07
I read all the time for various reasons. But, I refuse to have any more bad days. I want a life where there is nothing to escape from. There is nothing bad in the world, only how it is perceived by the observer. What someone may choose to see as mud, I see only something to play in.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
Well that sounds wonderful.But there are alot of people that don't have your wonderful outlook on things.I read for alot of reasons,not just to escape from reality,just some times when i'm reading the book takes me away and I can imagine that world and that time.Books are the windows for everyone to look through and to see other places and times.If a book can help you too see everything in a different perspective and feel relaxed after reading it then I am all for it.I just can't imagine why some people don't read at all or do not like it.
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I love to read as well and get the same feelings but I know I must come back to reality and deal with life, but it is good to escape from the humdrum life now and then. It depends on what we're reading. Adventure, Bible reading, romance, mystery's I love all reading, a good book is so addictive I can't put it down but it is fun to daydream and fantasize instead of worrying about the rest of the world and especially that which we can't change.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
It is good to be able to escape for a little while,even if you have to come back to reality.For the time being when you are reading your able to slip off and enter another world and for me that is what reading a good book allows us to do.We can enter into the book and just relax and forget our problems for the time being.Then come back to reality relaxed and refreshed.
@xtinelee (3379)
• Singapore
3 Jan 07
For me, my escape is sleeping in to my own lala land. :)
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• United States
3 Jan 07
I also use this as an escape to me world. Only lately I have been to depressed to get into my books. I love to read though and can really relate to you on this.
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@Meljep (1668)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Reading fiction is fun because you can go places in your imagination that you may never be able to go in real life. Reading biographies is great because most of the time it will make you grateful for the normal life you lead. Reading self help books gives you inspiration to make your self and your surroundings better.
@rainbow (6763)
2 Jan 07
I totally agree, I can escape this world into a magical on es where I can forget about my problems and can reappear into this one refreshed.
• Australia
2 Jan 07
Escapism iit is for me as well. A sense of being able to explore and safely live a different life, where although they may have threats against their life but you are safe from the danger even if you get a thrill from it all.
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@SK401001 (934)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I have to agree as well, I would be lost if I was not able to read at all...
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• United States
3 Jan 07
As a writer that is nice to read from someone. Incidently, i accomplish the same when I write.
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
I think thats great that you use reading as your escape, its certainly a great way to relax and learn and refresh yourself. I can get sooo lost in books and i hate to put them down in the middle of reading it. I am always looking for new authors to read. I have to be careful and have learned not to pick up a book at all now if the kids are awake because it just makes me cranky to have to stop reading when they are finished an activity and need my attention again. Good discussion to start +
@dip_cool (411)
• India
3 Jan 07
yes i totally agree with you.reading is a great pleasure and take you away from your daily troubles and pains.it helps to rejuvinate yourself. but more than a story i really like reading some poetry when im in a bad mood and that makes me feel real good.im glad people still like reading books.great topic my friend.
@lsen06 (5006)
• India
3 Jan 07
you are introvert - i think.
@PaulMel (659)
• Portugal
3 Jan 07
Have you ever read MRS MINIVER, by Jan Struther ? Can you read it again. The chapter Choosing A Doll is from the best...
@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
3 Jan 07
Unfortunately I can never relax by putting myself into someone else's place. I enjoy reading a lot and relaxes me too. But I personally find interesting in reading the fact that I can make new thoughts.
@twrok2k (91)
• Brazil
3 Jan 07
I dont like routine, i feel me bered! i try make anything defferent all day, and its work for me. I don't like read books sont have patience for this, only what i read is Magazines and Newsletters!
• India
3 Jan 07
Ya its also an escape for me.Even I forget my bad moments of life and get engaged in this wonderful act.It gives me pleasure and also keeps me calm.Thanks for such a good discussion. i really loved replying your discussion thanks and regards god bless you:)
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
I like reading as well, although I don't usually feel refreshed after reading - more sleepy. It is soooo relaxing for me.
@clark16 (376)
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
good outlet, it will help you relax yourself as well as learn so many interesthing things... we'll it's also some sort of my hobby and I'm happy whenever i've found out through reading what I wanted to know...reading is great outlet as a hobby as well as learning.