A book a day keeps reality away
I am a science major and one day will be a science teacher. I love to read, but I only read fantasy or historical novels, not anything that could actually happen in today's world. This may seem like a contradiction but it makes perfect sense to me. In my life I am bombarded by science and all of our technological advances, so when I read I don't want to read about something that I could actually experience. I want to read about things that I can only experience through books, things like magic and shape shifting. I use books as an escape from reality, not necessarily because this age of modern science is bad but because it can be overwhelming and a bit depressing.
This age is overwhelming a depressing because when you at the history of any society it is cyclical, a rise and then a fall. When you look at our society and how much we have accomplished you cant help but wonder how close our "fall" is. You are constantly exposed to all of the newest gadgets and devices that everyone says you need right now. But when you read a fantasy book you escape from all that. You don't have to worry about which iPhone just came out, or how far all of these virus's have traveled and how many they have infected. You don't have to worry about any of those things because in the world of the book, those worries are