Maureen mentioned her non-fiction reader friends react somewhat negatively when she brings up a book she just read. Jim mentioned that he’s facing an empty-nest, but the good news is his wife is starting to read novels.
So where do lifetime readers come from?
In one of my previous posts, I talked about receiving a big box of books for my home schooling efforts. I remember reading somewhere that home schoolers are driven to produce readers. I know that’s true for me. Unfortunately, I’m in competition with the video gaming world, but the good news is—I think it’s working!
Life has interrupted a few times, and I had to put off reading to them. I wasn’t even sure they enjoyed our reading time, or if they were listening. But apparently all three of them have listened. My middle son has been spouting off silly metaphors he learned from one of the books.
Imagine my pleasure when my oldest asked when we were going to read again—he really missed that particular story. I was ecstatic, too, that the kids groaned when I finished the chapter because they were anxious to hear what happened next.
Don’t get me wrong, they read a lot on their own, which I anticipate will also produce the desired results—lifetime readers.
If you’re an avid reader, never give up on your efforts to enlighten the non-readers around you.
Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of Treacherous Skies, releasing November 27th.