Now I am in university studying English literature one would think I would be surrounded by book geeks, but most of my classmates only read the required books (if that!). They say they don't have time for pleasure reading. Don't have time Pfft! It's just not that important to them, no matter how busy or tired I am, I read something for ME, nearly everynight before I turn out the lights, even if its only for 10 minutes. Of course, there are a small number of my classmates who do still read for pleasure and we even recommend books to each other, which is nice.
My friend's husband thinks that any reading that isn't for learning is just a waste of time - this is a person who will spend hours upon hours watching TV. This just boggles my mind. I love watching TV and movies as much as the next person and there are times when I would much rather veg out in front of the TV instead of reading, these are times when even thinking is too much effort, let alone reading. But books are always better and definitely not a waste of time.
It is weird to me that there are people who don't like reading, what's not to like? Seriously.
How many bookish people do you have in your life?
Do any of your friends or family think you are weird for loving books and reading?
Are book blogs the only place you get to fangirl/fanboy about the books you read?