Reading is so important to me because it helps us to understand the world that we live in. Reading takes us to new places and helps us to learn new things. Reading requires us to think about the images, symbols and words we encounter to make inferences, and connections to build our understanding. Reading helps us to understand different viewpoints and perspectives making us think about important issues and the world. Reading is also fun and allows us to escape into history, fantasy or other text to enjoy the text. Whether it is for fun or learning reading is so important in learning about the world around us.