This weeks topic is ‘How to encourage others to read’. Most of my friends in real life and my family do read, so I do not really need to convince anyone to read haha! So I’m, not really sure if I will be able to answer the question, but I will do my best!
Honestly, non-readers are just missing out on so much, since the bookish world is amazing!
Do you like to encourage other people to read?
I love the feeling of suggesting a book to someone, and they end up loving it! Sometimes I suggest a book to my brother (he is a big reader), and I will get nervous to hear his thoughts haha! Recently I made him read Mistborn, which he thought was mediocre (idiot), but he devoured The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear! So now we’re both impatiently waiting for book three!
But then I did not convince him to read, I convinced him to read a certain book haha!
I’m still trying to convince my old roommate to read, she keeps buying books (some on my recommendation) and not read them.. (I mean that is a bookworm problem haha)
What strategies do you use?
I feel like being very enthusiastic about a book is the best way to convince someone! If someone is very enthusiastically talking to me about a certain movie, I do really want to watch it! So why would it not work for books?!
And otherwise, just push a book in someone’s face until they read it?!?!
How do you get someone who ‘hates’ reading to read?
Hating reading is just bullshit. I feel like there is s book out there for everyone, they just haven’t found the types of books they like yet!
So I guess the best way is to figure out what genre they like?! Idk if someone really doesn’t want to read, I prefer spending my time reading then trying to convince them to read haha?!
Do you find certain genres or types of books work better?
I don’t know how to answer this one, since I do not really try to encourage others to read! But if convincing someone depends on how enthusiast I am, then fantasy should be the easiest ahah!