Reading Beyond Enjoyment
For me reading is a stress reliever and just a part of who I am. It's fun and gives me new ideas to think about. I don't necessarily think of it as escape, because I like my life and the world in which I live, but I do enjoy reading about things that aren't possible in this world.
I like to read for fun and enjoyment. However, I also like to read for education. I like to discover new things and enjoy reading books, whether fiction or non fiction, that give new insight. I still want these books to be enjoyable though. If they aren't then it's hard for me to learn.
So even if I'm reading for an academic reason I want my books to be enjoyable. I don't see a point in spending my time reading something that I don't like.
What do you think? Do you read things you don't enjoy? If so, tell me why in the comments below!