I think reading is one of the most important things that we learn to do. When you can read then you can open up so many doors in your life. I remember as a child always wishing that I could travel the world. Obviously I didn't have enough money to do this and my parents certainly didn't either. But being able to read gave me the opportunity to travel through the world of books. I was able to read about all the different places that I would like to visit. I learned so many new things from reading all these different books.
Still today, as an adult, I love reading. I do not have as much time to read as I would like, but I do it whenever I get a chance. I love to read about things that I don't get to experience in my own life because then I still can learn about these new things.
My hope is to pass my love of reading onto my son. :)