Why do you read books? It seems like such a simple question, but I have yet to find anyone with a simple answer. My interest in books seems to be similar to my interest in video games, which I guess makes sense since it was video games that got me into reading. I love fiction and urban fantasy is my crack. Traditional fantasy is great, too. I’ve read a great deal of fiction, but the further I go into adulthood, the more people tell me they don’t read fiction. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with non-fiction. To each their own. It just so happens, though, that most of these non-fiction readers need a reason to read. There must be some issue, some problem or some scientific phenomena they are curious about before they pick up a book. While I enjoy those books, too, learning has never been my reason for reading. All this has left me to wonder, why do we read? Am I a majority or minority?