What are your thoughts on reading books? Should a writer/author be a reader as well?
I think so. Please allow me to explain why:
1. It helps us to know what has already been written
2. It keeps us up to date on current plot trends
3. Reading will help keep us inspired
4. The more we read, the more we can learn about the craft of writing
For me personally, reading takes me away to a far-off place. It allows me to escape my current reality, even if it's for 15 or 20 minutes. That reason in itself keeps me turning the pages.
Sometimes we all need to escape for a while...do you agree?