1 Minutes Reading Time
We all like eating potato chips and other snacks. And you all know once you start, you won’t stop until that very last bite!
Manufacturers spend a lot of money on research to make sure every single ingredient in that potato chip will make you do just that.
But to me reading is the same. One book is never enough!
With the advance of the digital age and eBooks you are not likely to run out of books to read any time soon.
But what is it about books that keep you reading? One book after the other, going on for years without tiring.
Humans by nature is inquisitive and like to learn new things. That is why we will keep on reading non-fiction books. To learn about many different topics that interests us. Through the years I’ve read books about many topics such as gardening, self-development, religion, photography. And lately about writing!
Reading offers many benefits like stress-relief. And escaping the harsh realities of life for a short while.
Every novel you read is like a new world you enter. You discover places that you will never be able to visit. Every character comes alive and becomes like a well-known friend (or sometimes an enemy!)
And with every book you finish, you are left with this empty feeling – a sense of loss!
Thank goodness there is always another book. Another story. Another world to explore.
That is why reading only one book is like eating only one potato chip!
Please share with us in the comment what keeps you reading!
Susan van der Walt is an avid reader of genres like crime, thrillers, adventure, and true stories. On Read or Rot she shares her favourite books and quotes with you. She also writes articles, book reviews and book recommendations. She lives in Alberton (South Africa) with her husband, Warrick, and fur baby, Pixie.