Why read books? Here’s one reason, from John Eldredge:
Certain stories come into your life, and because of the way they come, or the timing of the moment, or because of what they speak to you when they do arrive, they become a part of your soul-library—books that both shape and reflect who you are as a man.
Does the newspaper do that? Your favorite films? Binge-watching your favorite show? There’s a reason books endure over generations and why so many are written.
They are someone’s Story, ready to become part of yours.