You know, there is just "something" different about a person who reads. I seem to understand better those that read. It is a camaraderie that is not found with every person. Even if their pleasure reading is of a different genre, a mind that reads on a regular basis is a different sort. Not that non readers are bad, because I happen to love one VERY much. But they do not look at the world the same way. It is refreshing to have those who don't, and exhilarating to be able to talk to others who do.
I married a "non-reader". He just does not get how I can stick my nose in a book so much. He is an intelligent man. He knows so many things that I don't. However, there is one major thing I have that he doesn't. That is a vocabulary with a wide range. Basically, I know big words that he doesn't and I use them. It's no big deal, he can get his point across without those words. He doesn't know how a book is ALWAYS better than the movie, because he never reads. He claims he has read one full novel in his life. I wish he knew what pleasure there was in reading. I wonder why for some people reading is a form of torture.
I know some people who like books, but in audio form. For me, that is torture. It takes away what my mind likes to imagine for itself. It gives a voice to characters and I cannot delve into the words. I cannot re-read to make sure I get the right meaning from a sentence. I cannot read a paragraph over again just to enjoy the beauty of the words. More than that, there is so much "noise" in the world, that I cannot bear to hear anymore. Reading is my escape from the noise. It is my escape from stress. It is my joy and my pleasure. It has been for MANY year. I found this next picture and it could of been of me, if I had lived back then. I LOVE BOOKS!