November is nearly over, guys. Like literally, tomorrow it won’t be November anymore. One more month until 2012 and only a few more weeks left of Kat’s Fall into Reading challenge. How are you doing with your challenge?
So far I’ve read 5 books (not all from my original list) and I’ve started my 6th book. I have a feeling I’m going to finish this challenge with the 6 predicted books and likely not the 8 I was shooting for.
Anyway, as part of the Fall into Reading challenge hosted by Kat @Callapidder Days, Kat will be asking a weekly reading question for us to answer at our blogs. Because what’s better than reading a great book? Talking about reading! It’s also a great way to get to know the other challenge participants in between reading. And you know me, I can’t pass up a chance to talk about myself!
In what ways do you encourage others to read or support their reading habits? How do you share your love of reading with others?
I think I probably encourage other people’s reading habits often, though not always on purpose. I definitely purposely encourage my kids to read by reading to them at bed time and naptime and keeping lots of books around the house for them to read – and showing them how enthusiastic I am with reading my own books (though with most of my reading happening when they are in bed, I’m not sure how well I do that one).
Bottom line, there are so many books in our house, both children’s and adult that I think it’s obvious to the kids that their parents are reading nuts. And so far it’s worked, both of my children are often found reading or pretending to read in BB’s case.
I have been known to pick out books I think Dan will like and nudge them his way also. He often will look through my shelves and find something interesting though now that we both have Kindles he has been reading a lot of the free classics available instead.
And of course by writing book reviews on here occasionally and mentioning all the books I read, I like to think that gives ideas to others for good books to read. I also keep an account on goodreads.com where my friends there can get recommendations – and try to leave reviews often on Amazon.com after reading a book also. Word of mouth is the best way to find great books to read!
How about you?