Why SSR (Reason #17 of 3,487,659): Escape. Reading gives you a little bit of time to escape from this world. Maybe you are having a tough time and just need a break from your worries. Reading, especially reading fiction, allows you to escape from this world for a short time and explore new worlds of wonder, mystery, excitement and fun. You can’t hide from your problems. It isn’t healthy to look for a constant escape from this world. But everyone could use a little escape now and then. Reading is a healthy and revitalizing way to do it!