I personally don’t encourage people to read. I know everyone has different interest and hobbies. I feel like I talk about books a lot and that makes people want to read but not always. I think the only time I encourage someone to read is when they ask me for recommendations. I always give them a huge list with all kinds of different genres so they have something to choose from. I recommend books I didn’t like too because they might like it better than me.
I think being forced to read in school turned off some people when it comes to reading. I know I personally hating reading because of it. It’s hard to encourage something when someone despises it.
I don’t really have anyone in my life to encourage to read so I focus on the online book community. I can help encourage the book community to read when they express they’re in a reading slump. I feel like sometimes I can recommend a book to read to help a fellow reader get out of the book slump. This isn’t easy though. I know from being in a reading slump myself.
If I had children I think I would encourage them to read because I think it’s a great way to gain vocabulary.
What do you think? Do you like the encourage people to read? What are your thoughts? 🙂