Help me catch back up with our book of the month program and make it awesome! Wouldn't it be awesome if each month we have hundreds of people on this website reading the same book around the same time and chatting about it?!
notrorygilmore wrote:My boyfriend doesn't enjoy reading, but I have no problem with it. We have so much in common that this is basically our one big difference. Usually when he plays video games (which I can't stand to play for a second) I'll read a book. We're in the same room and I actually enjoy doing these two different activities together. We're both doing something different, yet we are still doing it together.
I also think it works well because he will listen to my discussions and rambling about books and take an interest in them. He doesn't particularly enjoy reading (he will pick up a book on occassion if it is about history), but he always takes time to listen to me discuss books and he will even ask questions based on what I've told him. Since he takes an interest in my hobbies I find that it works for me.
If someone couldn't appreciate or tolerate the fact I enjoy reading, I think that would be a problem for me.
Wordsgood wrote:I married one and it's worked out just fine thank you very much! And he reads more now than he ever did. We have a lot in common and he's not shy about letting me talk about what I read and asking questions. He's an intelligent man, but was never really a strong reader as he was put down a lot during school and from his family, so thought he just wasn't smart enough. He knows better now and is always expanding his knowledge base, not just through reading either!
kardel wrote:Maybe only a short time thing . Someone who reads is a much better conversationalist and much more enjoyable to be with. I don't want to spend my time listening all the time about their problems / friends /dresses or whatever .