Today I wanted to do a post on ‘Thing’s Non -Readers Say’ and do little responses to them. I guarantee you have all heard most of these throughout the years. I sometimes think Non-Readers think us readers are almost like mythical creatures. We can’t be normal right to want to sit and read a book all the time?
This is the one I get the most and my response is ‘and?’. Who cares if I like to read? It amazes me that ‘nerd’ is supposed to be such a derogatory comment at school I would let it get to me and I wouldn’t read in school because of it but now I think back and think why?
Most probably I have yes. I love to re-read books just like you like to watch your favourite TV show or movie over and over? No matter how many times I read a book I can still enjoy it as much as the first time… cough* Harry Potter*
This one is what gets me most because who has the audacity to tell you what you can and can’t spend your wages on? I work hard for my money so I of course will spend it where I see fit. I enjoy reading, I would much rather spend my money on books than constantly going shopping for the latest fashion trend.
Nooo they’re not. Books have so much more depth to them and by reading the book you get the experience the world as the author intended. No movie will be exactly the same to a book because of time constraints and the directors own vision may differ to the authors. Once again I would definitely advise people read Harry Potter as well as just watching the movies because there is so much more in the books!
Nope. I don’t fancy being a teacher. Whilst I think the profession is amazing and I like the idea of getting kids to fall back into love with reading it just really isn’t for me. Me studying English wasn’t so I could become a teacher but more because I love books. My biggest dream would be to get a job in publishing.
And Bookstores! I love to spend time in a library and be surrounded by books. I could spend hours looking at the new selections they have on offer!
This one is usually thrown out there as a sort of insult. As if you have all the spare time in the world, but hey I studied for my degree and have a part-time job and manage to read so… Everybody has time to read they just use their time differently. Hey non-reader whilst you spend time scrolling through Facebook and instagram or watching TV I decide to pick up a book to read a few pages.
So there are a few things I have found non-readers say a lot! If you have any yourself let me know in the comments. I would love to hear the ones you get faced with!