And to turn the question around: Why do I like to read?
I like to escape from the real world every now and then. Reading takes my mind off of other chaotic or stressful things going on in my life. It’s entertainment for me. I love reading about things, people and places that are fantasy or scifi or supernatural – what is considered “not real”. It’s relaxing. And it’s exciting! To feel like you really know the characters you read about – to care for them or even hate some of them – but to have an emotional attachment to the story is invigorating. And when you can’t wait to get back to reading more in the book or it’s 2 A.M. and you should’ve gone to bed 4 hours earlier – then you know you’ve fallen in love with the story and it’s a wonderful feeling!
I don’t consider myself to be a romance book reader but many of the books I read do have a heavy romantic element worked into them. I’m suckered in by supernatural storylines and most do have romance in them yet I wouldn’t label them a strict romance novel. Make sense? As mentioned already, I also enjoy fantasy and scifi plus urban fantasy and young-adult stuff. Of course, these are also the type of novels I write!
Getting back to WHY I like reading…it’s like a hobby for me. I don’t really have any other hobbies and am not involved in groups or organizations, so instead of gardening or painting or card playing or video games or crafts – I read!