I will begin with a quote:
"Language is fundamental to being human.
Language is stored in usable and reusable models called stories, poems and essays."
And so, I have taken on the project of trying to describe why I read. And I do read a lot, so perhaps I should be able to verbalize why I read.
But first let's hear it from the professional:
"The act of reading, and especially of reading narrative fiction, does two things for the reader which are crucial to personal development. The first is the activation of the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and the temporal lobes where some of the major language control centers are located. These sites are connected to many others to form a web activity that creates thought. The second important function of reading literature is to assist in building personal identity in narrative form."
Once again, these are Professor Gold's words. I don't really think about developing my pre-frontal cortex, or building a personal identity. But I do have other reasons and I will post a blog each Monday, giving the reasons why I love to read. Let me know if I miss a good reason.
|My retirement quilt made by my daughter|