Book Nerd Problems #14: Non-Readers

Posted July 20, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.

#14. Non-Readers

I think one of the hardest things as a reader is to meet people or be friends with people who don’t read. (Yeah, not everyone’s a nerd like us. Sad, I know.) But sometimes it even goes beyond that. Particularly around today’s teenagers and college students, there’s just such a large percentage of people who don’t even see the point of reading. People who, when I explain that I read two books a week because I love it, think I’m absolutely crazy.

I’m sad for these people. I’m sad for non-readers. I mean, I love a good TV show or movie for entertainment as much as the next person, but books are an even more rewarding form of entertainment, in my mind. When I read I feel I’m getting a dose of entertainment and keeping my brain busy – which is not the case for TV shows or movie. It sounds incredibly corny, I know, but I truly feel the effect of keeping my brain active like that. After reading, I feel refreshed and productive, which I just don’t get with TV series or movies. I can’t help but feel like non-readers are seriously missing out.

Case In Point

A few weeks ago I was out at an event for my uni study club and I met this guy who is going to be on the board next year. He seemed to be sort of interested in me and made a point of like making this intense eye contact while we were talking, which already sort of creeped me out. Then he asks the totally original question, “What do you do in your free time?” And I replied honestly, because I have no shame, “I read. A lot.” He asks me about that for a bit, how much, and what kind of books, and the first book he really names? Fifty Shades of Grey.

No. No no no. You did not. – I may have said exactly that, or some derivative thereof. And then that triggered this whole discussion of my hatred of that book despite not having read it and my absolute boycott on it. He then admits he only actually knew the title, because of the hype, and vaguely that it was erotica. I almost got to sigh in relief… before the conversation somehow segues to Harry Potter and he then admits he never got past The Prisoner of Azkaban – book or movie.

I just cannot with these people. I cannot. I’m not sure I could ever fall for a non-reader. I don’t mind if they’re not intense about reading as I am, because that would be crazy, but just some books. Occasionally. Have your knowledge of books not be limited to Fifty Shades of Grey and Harry Potter. Please.

I Fear for My Future

If you follow me on Twitter, it won’t have escaped your notice (probably) that I’ve started working full-time. And actually, reading’s been a topic all around because I had put my book blog on my resumé. They were actually all super positive and impressed, which surprised me, as I was super hesitant about putting it on there in the first place. But so, people have been talking to me about that a lot to get to know me. (Serious pro-tip: put your blog on your resumé, because it’s definitely one of the differentiating factors that got me hired.)

The most common question has been how many books I read, to which the answer is roughly two per week. Jaws have dropped to the floor. Along with responses along the lines of, “I’m lucky if I read two per year, and that’s just dependent on what kind of vacation I have.”

I’m kind of scared. I love my internship so far for sure. But there’s long hours and a fair share of stress. I don’t want it to affect my reading, and I’m pretty sure I can avoid that happening, but… *sigh* I don’t want to regress to a non-reader.

My Mission

I truly believe that everyone can grow to like reading. I don’t remember the person who said it, but there’s this quote that, “If you don’t like reading, you haven’t found the right book.” And I am a firm believer in that. I wasn’t a reader for a long time, until I discovered The Hunger Games. I grew up pressured to read the classics as required reading for English in school and that gave me the impression that, well, if all books are like that, it’s just not my thing. The Hunger Games opened the doors to Young Adult books, and I finally found my place. And look at how much I love it now!

Anyway, I believe there’s a genre, series, book out there for everyone. And I want to help non-readers find that. Reading does have a point. And it’s fun. I’ll prove it to you somehow.

Phase 1 Complete: Lent The Hunger Games to my supervisor.

Let’s Talk!

Enough of my ranting, what about you?
Any terrifying non-reader stories? How do you cope?

Let me know in the comments!



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    51 responses to “Book Nerd Problems #14: Non-Readers

    1. Awww, I love this and I SUPER love that your blog helped get you that job.



      In essence, yes to this. People totally are combination impressed and judgy when I say how much I read. Also, I don't think I could date someone who doesn't read. How would they understand me? And that sometimes I would rather read than be with them?

    2. EDIT: Whaha, wow, I'm sorry for my massive post. I sometimes really like to ramble.

      Non-readers.. I'm still surprised I fell for one. My boyfriend rarely reads, but still – he has done some reading and I can spot him now and then with a book in his hands. I can understand that not everybody is as passionate about reading as I am (despite the fact that I find it impossible), but I wish people gave books more chances. I'm afraid for the future. I see kids from 5 years old walking around with Ipods and Iphones: SCARY. There is so much technology and books seem to be forgotten by many people – and boy, am I glad that I'm not a non-reader. Reading gives me so much pleasure and satisfaction. I get to see world and make friends all over the world 😀 and that might sound strange and stupid for non-readers, but I'm happy that readers stick together! Say it loud, say it proud: I am a bookworm. I've never felt embarrassed for my passion/hobby and I don't care that people laugh when I say that I read in my free time. I recently read an article about the influence of reading on your brain: you get less chance on Alzheimer and stuff like that. All more reasons for me to love reading, haha. And sometimes you wonder what non-readers think what we do. It's like they suspect us to be only loners and freaks, but I have friends and I do other things too :p It's not like I lock myself in my room with only books around me (at least.. not most of the time). I enjoy going out, have fun with friends, I watch movies and TV shows and I get excited about other things as well.

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    3. tiffanylempesis

      I come from a family of readers and I seriously thought everyone loved to read. It wasn't until I got older that I realized there are people who don't read. I still think that's strange.

      When I married my husband I didn't realize he was an almost non-reader. I say "almost" because he does read, but it has to have something to do with computers or the newest Android technology. In the beginning I didn't think that kind of reading counted, but now I do.

      I didn't realize I wasn't following you on Twitter, so I changed that. Love your "Book Nerd Problems" segment. I always find myself nodding my head and agreeing with you 🙂
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    4. I pity non-readers, I really do. They have no idea what kind of magical awesomeness they're missing. Unfortunately I am surrounded by them in real life, hence why I have taken to twitter/blogs in search of friends. My boyfriend's a non-reader which is not something I would've ever thought I'd go for but it works for us. He understands how important it is to me and is really supportive (he built me a bookshelf. from scratch. that was when I knew he was a keeper) but it is hard sometimes when I read something intense and REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT and he's just looking at me blankly. Luckily I've gotten my sister into reading and have found all of you wonderful book nerds on the internet.

    5. ionaenglish

      I'm dating a non-reader but I think his brand of 'non-reader' is forgivable. He has dyslexia and physically struggles to read books. He has pushed through a few books in his lifetime that he really wanted to read but for him it's just too difficult to be worth trying to read constantly. That's fine though because it means he's incredibly impressed by how many books I read in a year and for a book blogger and vlogger I don't usually read more than one a week, which I feel isn't a great deal.
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    6. I don't have any problem with being friends with non-readers even though I read, like, 24/7. Because while reading is a huge part of who I am, it's not all there is to me. As long as we have a mutual agreement that we will not judge the other person by what they do or don't do, then I think the reader and non-reader relationship would work quite well. Still, reading so much myself, I can't quite wrap my head around not reading!
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    7. ReemAdelEid

      All of my friends are non readers, and so, I have no one to discuss the books I fawn over. They didn't understand that the first thing I wanted to check out when I moved into my new school was library. If it were up to me, I would set camp there. That's why I started blogging in the first place. I wanted to meet other book nerds and get to discuss books with them. I msut admit though, I was pretty nervous about my real friends discovering my blog. I wasn't confident in showing my writings to any one I knew, so the idea of them reading EVERYTHING I write was kind of intimidating.

      Also, The hunger Games was what got me into reading YA too. I love this series!
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    8. Mandy

      The people who just don't read for whatever reason are fine. It's the people who, whenever they see me reading a book between classes or at lunchtime, say something along the lines of "Ew, it's a book." I hate it. It's like one bad reading experience in Prep or kindergarten can span all the way to high school. It's a form of judging and can sometimes hit deeper than digs on your appearance.

    9. I am also a firm believer in the quote ""If you don't like reading, you haven't found the right book." How can you not like reading? Especially since so many people enjoy TV or movies and reading is so much more rewarding! Although I am a lot less hopeful that I will fall in love with another reader just because so few people appreciate reading these days. (none of the boys I have dated thus far). As long as they don't mind my obsession with reading. My goal is to find someone who has their own hobby, that way I can have my reading/blog and they can do whatever makes them happy.
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    10. Lexi

      I hate it when people are like "I hate reading!" Like you said, it's usually based off the impressions that required reading books for school give, and that sucks so much because I guess people automatically assume that no book in the world can possibly be interesting!
      I'm still in high school, but I'm the type of person that goes to the locker room during brunch (to read) and the library at lunch (to read, although I used to go on tumblr before it was blocked on the desktops.. but now I can just read blog posts :P) and I occasionally read while walking which I know I shouldn't do but sometimes i just can't help it. Anyways, one particular day last year, I was in the middle of Divergent, so of course I had to use my brunch time to read. I was doing to the total fan girl thing of rapidly fanning myself to get myself to calm the heck down (it was getting intense), and my friend walks in, and of course my friend walks in. She's tries to calm me down, of course, because she can't understand why I'm even reading in the locker room, so she REALLY doesn't get why I'm spazzing over a book and shrieking NOPE and I CAN'T.
      At that moment I really wished I knew people who genuinely love books so we could understand each other and freak out together, which is basically what this community does. *tears* ALSO, after loads of begging, she finally read Divergent and I still have all the texts she sent me while reading it that made absolutely no sense (because she was freaking out, DUH), so I kind of had a SEE I TOLD YOU SO moment, and that was good. ;D
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    11. LOVE this! It is so true on so many levels. I feel like I get shamed for reading so much but it's like, oh I'm sorry I don't enjoy binge drinking every weekend? Do what makes you happy, ya know. And I have no doubts you will never regress to a non-reader. As long as you love books you could read 10 books a year and still be a reader 🙂 Lovely post!!

    12. THIS. When I first started blogging, my friends all knew about it and they were encouraging but soon they just didn't seem to understand that blogging has become a part of my life and so has reading. I would have so much to do on top of schoolwork and keeping up with my reading and blogging and they would be all "Well your studies come first, just don't blog or read." They had no idea that you can't detach them from me. I was honestly so surprised to hear that people in my class don't actually like reading. It seems impossible even, reading seems like something you just fall into without even realising it. It makes me incredibly sad whenever I meet non-readers because they will never understand such a simple joy and I do actually worry about future generations because everyone's going to be on their phones, laptops and tablets. Books aren't going to be as fundamental as they were to our childhood.

      Fantastic post Debby! 😀
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    13. Wonderful post, Debby! 🙂

      I face the exact same thing a lot! Especially since most of my friends are non readers. When I get really into a book, and smile or laugh or go like 'Nooooo!' while reading, they give me strange looks. I'm actually considered a bit eccentric because of this lol!

      And omg, the fact that much lesser people of our generation spend time reading for fun? Pet peeve, dude! :/

      But I have a couple of friends now who are equally book crazy like me, so I'm happy 😀

    14. I agree with the "If you don't like reading, you haven't found the right book."I guess school has made people feel that reading is a chore, something they were made to do. But it can also be entertaining and fun, it doesn't always to be for an intellectual purpose. Before, movies and TV and radio. This is what people used to do for fun right? If they were literate, they would read for entertainment.
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    15. I will remember to put my book blog in my future resume. Thank you for that tip! 🙂

      I really find it hard to find people who can relate when I talk about books because I tend to go on and on. Sometimes I just ask them to listen even though they don't know what I'm talking about because I just can't keep my emotions about a certain book. Almost all of my friends are non-reader. Sometimes, others read but not as much as I do. It even takes them a month to finish reading a book. Others would see me carrying a book all the time or reading when the class gets boring and they tend to laugh at me or say that I'm a bit different when in reality this is just the normal me.

      Awesome post, Debby! A lot of us can really relate to this.
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    16. I think I'm lucky so far cause although very little of my friends who are actually readers, they never insult me or say reading is uncool or anything…

      And honestly, I wasn't always a reader too. Two years ago, one of my friend lent me the whole PJO series and while I thought the first two books were decent, the last three were soooo amazing that I became obsessed with reading!! I think PJO is totally the right series for me cause before I read them, my friend also lent me a paranormal series called Dark Guardian and they were "meh" for me.

      Sometimes I recommend my friends books that I really love but they don't read English books so usually they just ignore my recs -___- But I really want them to read lots of English books too so we can discuss together… People over here don't read much in the first place so I'm not that surprised if they don't know many titles… I guess that's why I love blogging so much cause I can talk to loads of bookish people without sounding weird!! 😀
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    17. Luckily most people seem to just be impressed by how much I read. I get a lot of reactions that are like, "Wow, good for you, I should do that but I'm just awful." So that makes me feel rather good. But then there's the ignorant people. *sigh*

      Yeah, I'm thinking that if I see a guy reading a book it'll be a major turn on for me. I can't really imagine dating someone who never reads. It would be weird.

    18. Bahahaha I don't mind 😀 I love long comments!

      Yeah, I'm with you on the young kids with iPods and iPhones. That really freaks me out. I wouldn't allow that if I had kids at the moment. I mean, books are so fun, but indeed, most people don't give it a chance. Haha, thanks for the medical side of things 🙂 that makes me feel even better about this.

      Hahahaha life indeed is not limited to books. It just seems that way sometimes.

    19. Ah, I feel you. I know so many guys who just read non-fiction. And to that I'm just like… whaaat. It counts, I guess, but being a heavy fantasy and sci-fi reader, I can't imagine people wouldn't like that xD Oh well.

      Aww thank you 🙂 glad to know you like it! Thanks for following!

    20. hah, I probably couldn't keep up my reading if I didn't have the blogosphere here to support me. I would feel totally alone. I just HAVE to talk about books. And I don't have many reader friends either.

      Awww your boyfriend sounds really sweet. The most important thing is that he's so understanding about it. In that way I could maybe still see myself with a non-reader. But who knows.

    21. ooh that's tough. I can totally understand. Has he tried audiobooks? Because maybe that's a good alterative.

      One a week is still GREAT. Don't belittle yourself!

    22. Yeah, that's true. Reading is not all encompassing and there are other things in life, and as long as people understand that, it's fine. I just know too many people who get all judgey about it.

    23. My two best friends actually do read, though not as much as me. And I love that, because especially one of them just loves hearing me ramble about books xD I'm hoping that in the next year I can meet some more book bloggers living nearby here because… I think we just understand each other better.

      I toooootally feel you on being nervous about RL people finding my blog. It's terrifying. But most people have just been impressed, so that helps.

    24. Yes, exactly. People who hate reading, I honestly can't understand. But I think it's also partially the schools that cause this. I mean, put aside the classics every once in a while and throw a young adult book in there – thereby teach kids that reading can be extremely enjoyable as well. By shoving it in our faces that we need to read to analyze symbolism and deep underlying messages you kind of take the fun out of it. *sigh*

    25. Both of my long term relationships actually were with guys who read – at least occasionally. I wonder if it's a sign… hahahaha. I think the thing is that people just need to find that one book or series that will trigger the love for reading. But they have to be open to it, and that's the first and hardest step.

    26. I wish high schools would not limit their focus to the classics, because I think that's ultimately the most damaging thing. I mean, they have to know how few people are reading nowadays.. I wish they'd notice that what they assign to read in school has an impact on that.

      Hahaha, glad you got your friend to read Divergent! I agree though, this community is amazing, and I probably wouldn't read so much if it didn't exist. The support through those feels… it's absolutely essential.

    27. HAHAHA YES!!!! I have this ALL the time because, being a college student, people already don't understand that I don't like partying. They think that's weird and then I tell them that I'd rather stay home and read. And then I immediately get classified as 'boring' — EXCUSE ME?! *sigh* Sometimes I feel like I'm mentally so much older than my peers. It's exhausting.

      🙂 True, I won't be a non-reader ever again. But I just hope my work won't keep me from reading.

    28. Aww thank you 🙂

      I do understand that real life things like school and work go first, but yeah, reading is also a priority because of blogging. It's kind of necessary to have a constant stream of content. But people don't really understand that. Oh well, their loss. They can go back to marathoning whatever TV show they're watching and wasting countless hours on Facebook. *shrug* I'm not bothered xD

    29. Haha, thank you! In real life, my two best friends also read occasionally. One just stares blankly when I ramble about books and feels, but the other really enjoys it. I'd love to get a few more reader friends IRL though.

    30. YES. Reading in school was an ASSIGNMENT and usually the books were just plain boring. TBH, schools need to put some young adult books on their curriculum too – they have quite a bit of value and by introducing kids to that kind of literature earlier, they'll encourage them to keep reading even if they don't like the classics. *sigh*

    31. You're welcome!

      Hahaha, I've been rambling a lot in real life about All Our Yesterdays but that book is IMPOSSIBLE to explain. But I HAD to. *sigh* the blank looks I get in return are really upsetting.

    32. Well, if friends looked down on you for reading, they wouldn't really be friends would they? I honestly couldn't be friends with someone who did that. It would piss me off too much.

      Oooh PJO are great gateway books as well.

      I'm so lucky that most of my friends also read in English, so I can occasionally convince them of the need to read a book 🙂 And by now I have gotten a reputation as a person they can go to for recs. So I guess I'm pretty lucky. My friends actually do all read a bit.

    33. Kristin

      Before I started my full time job, I read tons of books. This past week I was off work and my husband was out of town, so I read a book a day, but when I have to go back to work full-time, my reading will drop off. It's unfortunate, but I'm exhausted when I get home. However, I still manage to read more books than the average person – as I'm sure you will. I'm a teacher, and I can tell you I totally agree with your last statement. Everyone is capable of loving to read – they just need to find the right book. I do a project on banned books, and I have had so many students tell me that this was the first time they've read a book all the way through or they never liked to read before or, even better, they are going to keep reading now. It is the best feeling in the world. Happy reading!
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    34. UGH! YES! I don't get the non-readers! Or rather: I don't get how they can write off such an enormous world of amazing things, it's like saying you hate music. Or food. Or people. I mean, there are so many different kinds of books, you can't POSSIBLY not like them all! Seriously!
      And yeah, I get weird faces when I tell people how many books I read. And people are really shocked to hear how many I read when I have a week off.
      I tried very hard not to look judging when someone told me (with a LOT of enthusiasm) that the only book she'd read all year was 50 Shades of Grey. Made me want to head-desk…
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    35. Oh my God, he named Fifty Shades Of Effed Up??? Man, thank God so far no one's said that to me before *shudders* So you too hate it, huh? *shakes hands* Welcome to the club 😀
      I can't say I hate non-readers. I mean, my best friend doesn't read that much and she's like a sister to me. True, I'd love to have someone close by that can understand why I'm crying while reading a book or why I'm angry after reading a certain passage. Or, even better, to understand the crazy anticipation for the next book release. The worst thing a non-reader has said to me was that I'm antisocial and I'll never find the right guy for me if I keep my nose in books rather than go meet new people. Pffffft I say.
      By the way, great advice on putting the blog on my resume! I'll do that!

    36. Natalie R.

      LOVE this post! I also believe that some people who aren't readers just haven't found the right book yet. I love helping these people turn into readers! I have a lot of friends who are non-readers, but at least they understand me and my love of reading. If they didn't… I'm not sure if I would be friends with them! They know that I carry a book everywhere with me, and they don't judge me. There is this one guy I work with though, and ughhh, he just bothers me so much! Whenever I am reading a book in the lunch room and he is in there, he will make some comment about it being 50 Shades, or about how the book is probably really stupid because it's YA. He gets on my nerves so much. HOW CAN HE EVEN SAY THESE THINGS IF HE IS NOT A READER?!?! Ugh. Sorry for that little rant there, but yeah. Some non-readers are okay, like my friends that aren't readers. But some non-readers, I kind of want to strangle 😛
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    37. This is my new mantra: 'I love a good TV show or movie for entertainment as much as the next person, but books are an even more rewarding form of entertainment, in my mind.'

      It does happen a lot, and a lot of the times I'm mentally shaking my head because dude, reading is fun, exciting and you don't have to rely on other people to give you visual images to work with. You get to create your own!

      I don't really have any friends who read as much as I do and there's no one in my family who reads anymore. But what really kinda irked me was when I was talking to my brother about how JK Rowling wrote a new book under a pseudonym and everyone's going gaga over it. However, he's like who's JK Rowling and I'm like 'Whaaa-?!' And then I'm like she's the one who wrote Harry Potter, y'know you've probably seen a movie or two and he's like 'No…' and I was like 'Oookay, what world do you live in?' Gah, it's still frustrating and just now, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was on and I'm said that you should just watch it or something.

      Anyway, I don't like dealing with non-readers at all. It's such a hassle 'cause first you've to explain why you like to read young adult books (ugh), why don't I read more non-fiction (argh) and why do I read in the first place anyway (sigh).

      P.S. What a longass comment this is, ha ha. Also, great post!
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    38. Hi. Even I have been surrounded by a lot of non-readers most of the time. And as you said, there is a genre series for everyone. So I've kind of paired my friends up with the books they are likely to love reading. This was highly satisfying. All of them loved the books I introduced them to. I'm not saying all of them started reading a lot from then on, but they did start appreciating books a lot more and make an effort to read once in a while.

      And I understand where you are coming from when you say you are scared that your reading will take a hit now that you have started working. Let me be honest, it will. For a while only though. Once you balance your time at work and your personal time you will be back to reading books in no time. I speak from personal experience. I started working a little more than a year ago and in the beginning it was hard for me to find time to read. Now I read on my commute to work and during weekends. So I still read about a book per week.

      Anyways all the best with your work and here is to hoping you find some readers for a change 🙂
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    39. bookrockbetty

      This post is fabulous! SERIOUSLY! That guy clearly was no match for YOU! (I'm sorry if you ran into him again and decided to give things a shot. I'm sure he is awesome! lol) I think you are right about finding the right book. For me too, it was Hunger Games. I read a book every once in a while before that, but I didn't have the passion for it that I do now. I spend so much time reading it is ridiculous. I love that when people ask my kids what I like to do… they can say "She reads a lot!". TV definitely doesn't work the brain like a book does! So happy to have this community to share books with! Without books I'd feel like I was missing a limb!
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    40. Alexa Y.

      I'm surrounded by non-readers in my life. One of my best friends in the world does not read very often at all. One of my sisters is the same way as well, as she's much more inclined to watch TV shows or listen to music. It's difficult for me to bite my tongue and not ask people WHY when they tell me they don't read! To me, my life wouldn't be complete without reading, and so, when other people DON'T read, I can't fathom why. While I'm sure they have their reasons, I'm constantly trying to convinced the ones I know (like the two I mentioned) to read.

      Like you, I've always believed that there's a book that can make a difference for everyone reading-wise, and that they just have to find it. My best friend actually found Anna & the French Kiss herself and LOVED it. My little sister started The Hunger Games and just loved it too. So I think it's a process for some people? Hopefully, they turn into full-fledged readers.

    41. I'm with you there, I'm so exhausted when I get home after work. Luckily I have a long commute with nothing better to do, so my reading's not actually been that limited. Nice banned books project 🙂 That's a great idea!

    42. Haha, I've actually found that I read more now that I work because of the commute, where I have nothing else to do, and the fact that the exhaustion really makes me want to get away from the computer when I'm at home. When I'm off, in the weekend, I read so much less. It's kind of weird.

      Ugh, the 50 shades readers, I will never understand. I will always be judging them.

    43. Haha, I think in the book blogging community, we're in the majority (50 shades haters). I will not ever touch that travesty.

      Yeah, I don't hate non-readers per se, I just don't like the judgmental ones who are not even open to it at all. That annoys me. But there's definitely varying types of non-readers. This post may have been better if I broke it down.

      🙂 Hope it helps you find a job!

    44. Ugh that guy is a douchebag and I would slap him. -.- Those judgmental people need to GTFO. Totally understand your rant, no worries there, but seriously some people. -.-

    45. haha I welcome long comments 🙂 thank you!

      Oh god. Luckily I don't have any small kids in my vicinity because I will never be able to cope with people not know about Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling. But to be honest, for your brother… not even the movies?? You neeeeed to fix that. x_x I worry about today's generation of kids.

      I'm with you on that. People get extra judgmental about young adult and I freaking hate that. I always feel like I'm admitting to reading "lesser" books. Ugh. At least, in their minds.

    46. BAHAHAHA I would never with that guy. Never. Totally 100% not my type. *shudder* Hopefully I won't run into him again because his vibe screamed douchebag.

      YAY THE HUNGER GAMES 😀 Hahaha, your kids are adorable. 🙂 and I'm with you on this community. It wouldn't be nearly as fun without it.

    47. Ooh, you sound like you're doing a great job of converting non-readers 🙂 good for you!

      I'm reading a lot on my lengthy commute, so I still manage two books a week 🙂 It's not as hard as I expected.

    48. haha, I've been reading so much lately, that I really have a hard time considering what other people do with their time. Seriously. What would I do if I didn't read? =/ Hard to imagine.

      Oooh, Anna's a great gateway book as well for people inclined towards contemporary romance. But I think The Hunger Games works for almost everyone. From what I've experienced anyway.

    49. Amanda

      At the beginning of this year, my best friend was completely against books. She could very well say she hated them. Look at how much changes in a year. My other friend convinced her to read Looking for Alaska. LOVE. Cue LOVE for The Fault in Our Stars. She is currently reading Divergent and loving it even more, if that is possible. People have all these preconceived notions about books that they don’t stop to look and see that there is a book for them somewhere. They just need the patience to find it and read it.