I love to read books. Scenes, words from the page, become images. Characters jump off the page. Like a movie, images run through my mind. There's nothing like a book in my hands. What can take the place of being quietly and comfortably cozy and snug reading a good book?
I wouldn't care to listen to an audio book, or have an electronic book reader. When I was a child, books were what transported me. I was whisked away to fantasy worlds. I shared the mysterious adventures of the Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew. Ballet books fascinated me. All I could think of was becoming a ballet dancer.
I bought books for my children and read to them. Beautifully illustrated, the colorful pages held their interest, as well as the story. I wanted to give them the joy of reading.
I'm sure that reading develops creativity and imagination. It could be one reason why I enjoy painting and mixed media, as well as photography. It's an electronic age, but not all of it's for me...