When the weather turns ugly, dedicated readers know it is time to make their favorite beverage, sit in their comfortable spot and open a novel. It will distract them from the rain or snow outside the window, and they can become immersed in another world. They travel through the plot with characters, and they will pick favorites as the journey progresses. The story will lead them where the author imagined, and they will have found a whole new world when they reach the final page.
There are few better ways to explore the world and experience a story than reading, and the digital age has not made it any less important. Books used to come in hardback and paperback, but they now also come in digital media that can be read on a phone, tablet or home computer. This gives the dedicated reader new outlets for their favorite pastime, and so there is no feeling of loss now that computers have taken over the world.
Readers are not always interested in novels or even fiction, and there are many genres where they can find what they desire. People who love to read true crime stories have come to know the works of their favorite authors, and people who simply love to learn will find a world of knowledge in any bookstore. For those who enjoy enhancing their current skills, there are always books by experts in almost every field just waiting for them on the shelves.
Reading for pleasure has long been an important part of the world for many, and they tend to pass their love of reading on to their children. They start them off with simple books and stories when they are young, and they have an opportunity to make suggestions as they grow into their reading skills. The gift of reading is one that can be shared through the generations.