Hello, and happy Friday! It has been so nice to have the last week off, and I’ve had a lot of time for reading and blogging. I’m excited for this week’s LTB topic, and I have a lot to say on this one! So, I’m going to get right into the post.
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion post created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and is hosted by Rukky and Dani @ A Literary Lion! This week’s topic is why don’t people read? (Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads) for today!
What do you think puts people off reading?
People can have lots of different hobbies, and reading is just one. Some people love painting, but I personally don’t because it’s not fun for me, it’s kind of stressful, and it’s just not something that I want to spend my time on.
I think that all three of these reasons that I have for not wanting to paint in my free time, a hobby that many people enjoy, can apply to reading as well.
For some people, reading doesn’t come as easily, so it can feel like more of a chore to simply read the words on a page. Some people might just not enjoy reading stories, and it might be boring for them.
Some people might just not have the time to read at all, even if they want to. There are a lot of different reasons why people don’t read.
If you had to recommend a book to someone that you think would turn them into a reader, what would it be?
It would depend on the person, and what kind of books I think they’d like best, but it would be books that I really love, and think are well written and overall fun to read.
Have you every been a non-reader and then been converted??
No, I have not. I’ve been a reader for pretty much my entire life, and I can’t really think of a time when I didn’t love reading. So yeah, there’s not much for me to answer for this question.
Wrapping this up…
This didn’t end up being a super long LTB post, but I did have a lot of fun with writing it, and I hope you enjoyed reading it!
Do you read a lot? Have you always liked reading? Chat with me in the comments below!
5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Why don’t people read?”
While I agree that people should not be forced to read (just like they shouldn’t be forced to paint) in their free time, if it feels like a chore to them, I also think it often stems from not having found the right reading material or having been exposed to bad books during school years. Audiobooks, comics (for people who just feel overwhelmed by long paragraphs) or non-fiction (for people who just don’t enjoy make believe) are options many often don’t consider right away. It really shouldn’t be a terrible experience, but sometimes I think that not all possibilities have been explored.
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I definitely agree that disliking reading can often come from reading bad books in school, or from only being given certain types of books to read. I think a lot more people would like to read if everyone was able to explore different possibilities of what to read!!
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