“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
– George R.R. Martain, A Dance with Dragons
For any reader I’m sure this quote resonates with you. To read is to explore the mind of another, to see worlds that only the imagination can form. In every book, no matter the genre, is at least a glimpse of the true reflection of the world from the perspective of the author and that is where the cleverness lies in the words.
Or in other words, we read to learn….. unless it’s a romcom, then it’s just for honing your skill at guessing predictable story lines and wondering why you still thoroughly enjoy them despite knowing the entire plot!
P.S. To all those out there who may be concerned about my spelling abilities from my blog title, please be reassured for I do know how to spell ‘dear’ and ‘reader’!