Posted by Alexandra on July 29, 1998 at 03:56:38:
In response to Mostly non-fiction..., written by Lynne on July 29, 1998 at 03:15:53
...because Matt, my partner, doesn't really read. The only thing that he does read is Dilbert. I bought him "The Dilbert Future" for Christmas and he has only just (and I'm not exaggerating here) finished reading it. I read all the time and some of the books I read he says would take him over a year to read.
His excuse for not reading is that he's an engineer but seeing that there are lots of engineers here I would say that that is not a good enough excuse. I do try and encourage him to read and he quite often has some interest in what I'm reading. Although trying to have a meaningful discussion with him about JA just doesn't work at all!! Another reason, he says, for him not reading is that he hated being forced in to reading things he didn't want to at school. In a way I can see what he means but maybe his teachers just didn't manage to fill him with enthusiasim for reading.
At least he is supportive of my reading...he has to put up with the hundreds of books we have around the house and the fact that you can't see, let alone use, our dining table for books at the moment because I need to get some new bookshelves. Also he never disturbs me when I'm just getting to the good bit in a book.........
- the gift of enthusiasm for reading Barbara 13:21:10 7/29/98 (5)
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