I love my grandson's imagination! He is five years old and full of dreams. In one afternoon he can pilot through gray skies over a war-torn area or be on the lookout for avenging pirates on the high seas.
That's what reading fiction does for me. It takes me somewhere, far from the laundry, the barking dog, the effects of chemo. That's why I read it . . . to escape.
I also like to read non-fiction. But I read it to learn and grow and hopefully reshape my character.
Sometimes I find myself going back to the same author because he or she takes me to that place where I want to go. Maybe I want to be wrapped in someone else's drama besides my own. :-) But most of all, I want a book that will grip me until the very end--where I absolutely cannot put it down.
So here's my question. What do you love about the book you're reading now? What is holding you to those pages and keeping you there to the end? In other words, why do you keep reading?