What is your response when somebody tells you “I don’t read.”Deb, Booking Through Thursday
Whenever someone tells me they don’t read, my first feeling is one of pity. Such a shame that they don’t broaden their outlook and enrich their lives.
My second thought is probably one where I find myself asking them why they don’t read. I’m curious. Did they have a bad experience growing up, were they forced to read horrible books?
Next I’ll have to stop myself from trying to convince them. Have you ever tried [name of well known book series, always quite popular]?
I know this will not work, but while I consider them lost to the wonderful world of books and reading for your own enjoyment, I do try to help them if they come up to me for advice if they do want to start reading.[I Don’t Read, Booking Through Thursday]
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