Not the kind of “love” question you’re expecting for Valentine’s Day. No, what I want to know is: What do you love most about reading?What I love most about reading is that I'm not limited to discussions with people who live near me in time and space, but can converse with people in different times and places about things we both are interested in. Even here online, I have conversation partners I would never have met in this lifetime because we live too far apart. But here you are, reading my response to Deb's question. And here I am, answering a question posed by someone I am unlikely ever to meet in person. This photo and caption, which have been on my sidebar for two or three years, say the same thing — only more succinctly:
"These books are not lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves" — to paraphrase Gilbert Highet.