Let’s Talk Bookish: September 12, 2020

Let’s Talk Bookish: September 12, 2020

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, that is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

I’m basically pulling a Sammie and doing these officially on Saturdays now. Such a little rebel, right?

This weekend I’ll probably be off the radar since I have so many meetings on both days, and I also want to start on one of my school papers before it’s due later this month. We’ll see if I actually start it though since I’m already feeling like this week was way too long. Isn’t it weird that the week seemed long even though we had Monday off? Well, maybe someone of us did. I know I did and I still had to do some work. Not much of a rest period but it’s better than none, I will say that.

Thank you to Rian @ Dogs and Books for this suggestion!

What a great and interesting question! Sometimes I wonder if I should even try to encourage others to read because whenever I talk about the books that I’ve read – or they hear the amount of books I read – people will start to make excuses as to why they haven’t been able to read. Like I’m going to get mad or something.

Trust me friends: I am not the reading police. I read because I love to read, and it’s one of my passions. That doesn’t mean I’m going to shit on someone for not reading, or not reading as much as me. I’m not that obsessed with someone’s life like that, so don’t even stress.

I don’t even know if this could be considered “encouraging people to read” but I just rave about the books that I read recently that I loved. If I can’t stop talking about a book, or I somehow seem to reference a book over and over, and I talk about the characters as if I know them in real life, they my friends and homies level, then sometimes my friends that aren’t as avid readers will try a book out. Of course, not all books are going to be perfect, and I wouldn’t expect them to be, but it’s so cool to have someone tell me that they tried reading a book because of what I said about it, and then them telling me that they loved the book. That’s one of my favorite things, and then the more they read, the more they tell me about other books they started picking up and how they are going to the library more. That makes my heart absolutely soar!

So what about you? Do you actively encourage other people to read – especially if they don’t read as much as you? Let me know in the comments! What are your tips to get someone to read more?

Stay thirsty friends.

9 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: September 12, 2020

  1. i think raving about books you loved is the best way to encourage others to read! If they see your passion for something, they might want to try it as well!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  2. I work in libraries and so I’m constantly encouraging kids to read! A lot of them come in to play games or be with their friends (which is great, and I encourage that too) so just making the space be as inviting as possible and as bookish as possible is my strategy! I’m hoping that some of the bookishness just seeps in through osmosis.

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    1. Yes I love this so much! I feel like librarians have the best recommendations! I actually do this monthly recommendation program from my local library and so far I’ve liked almost all of them! I just need to actually catch up and read more of them ❤ I love when kids spend time in the library with their friends as well. I think it would be!

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  3. I have an older brother who’s never been as much of a reader as me. So, I know I have to be incredibly selective when I give him books to read, but I’ve gotten pretty good at deciphering what he’ll like, so even though he reads less than me, he does finish the books I pass onto him.

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    1. That is very true. That’s like my husband. He isn’t much of a reader at all, so I first gave him the Percy Jackson series and he loved them! It was so crazy, and I was so glad that he was able to enjoy it like I have. I’m so glad that your brother finishes the books that you give him ❤ I love that so much! What was the last book that you gave him?

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