Reading has certainly provided me with an escape this past year. Stuck in a difficult job? Finding life at home draining and monotonous sometimes? Getting immersed in a story can bring great pleasure and excitement and is easily accessible on a lunch break or whilst breastfeeding! It also helped me feel I was engaging my brain by reading something more complex than the Hungry Caterpillar. The only difficult thing is coming to terms with it when the story ends. But you do get over it. Eventually.
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