Recently, while on a walk with my twelve-year-old son, I asked Ryan what he would say if someone asked him why he enjoys reading.
(By the way, click here to read a recently published essay about our walks called “Yes, Walking Is Exercise.”)
Ryan took a second and then answered, “Because it’s fun. And it’s interesting.”
He continued, “It depends what I’m reading. Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid is fun. And biographies are interesting. I learn new things.”
“Great answer,” I proudly replied.
I share this story with you in honor of National Book Lovers Day coming up on Sunday, August 9th.
Keep reading. And wearing those masks!