#FaeFriday: Why do you read?

#FaeFriday is a weekly book tag created by Kristy at CaffeinatedFae, who is also the creator of the tag image above. 

Here’s the rules:

  • Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae.
  • If the prompt idea comes from another blog, link to that blog as well.
  • Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
  • Participate when you can and have fun with the prompt!

It’s Friday! That means it’s time to sprinkle some pixie dust around and answer this week’s prompt! 

Why do you read?

I read to escape reality and help control my anxiety. I love romance because I know that I can expect a happy ending and it makes me feel better about real life, especially right now. 

I read nonfiction because I think it is extremely important to continue to educate yourself after you get out of school. Especially on topics that interest you because schooling usually doesn’t cover those interests very thoroughly. This is why I read a lot about Ancient Egyptians because I always wanted to know more about them but never had access to the information as a child. Also, I really wanted to be an Egyptologist but couldn’t afford it and went with my second choice, librarian.

Also I have learned so much about history since I started reading nonfiction because it was topics that were unofficially taboo in school, like slavery, which is barely discussed. Reading books like Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi really opened my eyes to how selective the education system really is.

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

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