Reading is both of one the greatest pleasures of life and one of the necessities for writers. It gives readers the chance to escape from the outside world and immerse themselves to a completely fictional place for a while, and it serves as a foundation upon which to learn and draw for writers. To me, reading is one of the essential components of life. It is more than mere recreation; it is a central part of my being.
I do, however, read for pleasure as well as learning. I count reading as one of the essential joys of life.
I am currently reading several books, but one that is probably the most well known is Stephen King’s End Of Watch, the completion of his detective/thriller trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes and then Finders Keepers. It is a brilliant piece of writing, and Mr. King delivers an extraordinary combination of the thriller and supernatural. I will not reveal any spoilers, but I do give it a top of the line recommendation.
My question to those who are reading this post: What book are you reading now or have recently read for pleasure?