Why is reading important to you?
Melissa Danielle
Melissa Danielle
Port Elgin Regional School Port Elgin Regional School
Port Elgin, NB Port Elgin, NB

Reading is so important to me for a myriad of reasons. My first and some of my best childhood memories were of when my grandmother would bring myself and my two cousins to the library once a week every week. Of course, as someone who reads multiple books at once, I would come come home with a tote bag filled with more than 20 books, which at that age, I had bitten off way more than I could chew. Then, as I grew older I realized that I could always find a loyal friend within a book. Ernest Hemingway penned, “there is no friend as loyal as a book.” I felt that way for a very long time and still do. I can find an escapism in a story that I cannot find in the real world. It is like my very own treasure box everytime I open a book— I can pick out favorite characters, plots, settings, and themes. I love delving into a new world and figuring out where I fit into it, if at all. I always say that reading is an incredible luxury, that we, as humans get to discover new words and new worlds, is a gift that keeps on giving, making it one of the most important art forms there is.

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38th New Brunswick

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