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Words are everywhere. They appear in books, magazines, newspapers, the Internet, blogs, bulletein boards, and even on the back of a cereal box. We read something and it either pulls us in or repulses us. We use words as a way to connect with others because they enable us to express our emotions and opinions and create a whole new world for us to experience; we rely on words to not only communicate but to expand our knowledge of the things we know and do not know. What motivates me to read? Every once in a while, I find myself browsing for a book, news article, magazine or a blog. I get hooked when I read something that I am able to relate to. The fact that I can connect with a random character or a complete stranger enchants me and allows me to relate and understand them without knowing them personally. It's fasinating how while reading Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, I am able to put myself in the place of the nameless narrator and use my imagination to visualize all the events happening to me and not the narrator. Through the text, I am able to live in a completely different world that I would never have the chance to experience in real life and I love being able to experience new things. Another reason why reading is important to me is that whenever I read, I learn something; it can be a simple fact about food or a complete timeline of a battle. Reading John Steinbeck's novel, Grapes of Wrath, teaches me about some basic history of the Great Depression and makes me sympathic towards the Dust Bowl farmers who undergo
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course ENGL 1102 taught by Professor Cantremember during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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