Sunday, May 24, 2015

SFF: The 5 Excuses for Not Reading That Just Don't Cut It Anymore

The Sunday Fun Five #28

Sunday Fun 5:
#28: The 5 Excuses for Not Reading That Just Don't Cut It Anymore
For the 7th of June #29: The 5 Summer Vacations You Can Take Through Reading

A Countdown of

The 5 Excuses for Not Reading That Just Don't Cut It Anymore

5. "Books are boring."
Clearly the person who uses the above excuse needs a literary intervention. Sure, some books aren't for everyone, but enacting a blanket ban against books because you read Moby Dick followed by War and Peace (and no one told you you were insane????) and you lost all hope of being entertained by books? Please. Don't give up. There are many entertaining books out there- entertaining books that have been made fodder for inane tv programming.

4. "But isn't it... nerdy?"
(The only response I have to this is the above photograph of James Dean reading poetry. Enough shown.)

Read- while riding a water buffalo.
3. "I already do (this hobby)."
Some people have never heard of audiobooks. It's like we live in the Stone Ages. People think all people write using a hammer and chisel. I'm sorry, but Moses is gone, and so is the age of the inaccessible book. If you have a hobby you love, compliment it with an audiobook. You'll be glad you did.

Torrie kindly models headphones, as I couldn't find another picture I liked.
2. "I have (insert reading disablement here)."
I've known many people who have disabilities (blindness, dyslexia), but nonetheless prefer books to other mediums of entertainment. Most of the people I know use audiobooks if they have something visually deterring them from reading, but some people just don't have time to read visually, as shown below.

1. "I don't have time."
This one really gets me. You have time to keep up with the Kardashians, spend hours on social media, and binge watch 5 tv series on Netflix... but you don't have time to read. Hmm.... that excuse isn't cutting it anymore. You'll have to find a better one to impress me.

What are the worst and best excuses you've heard for not reading books?


  1. I love the corollary to I don't have time -- I'm too busy. It has to be said with just the right amount of superiority. "Isn't that nice that you have time to read books? It must be nice to have so much free time." I can't stand it when people think being busy is a virtue.

    1. I've never had a person say it condescendingly to me, but if they did I'd laugh. You can't get a college degree or a high school diploma without reading a book, and do they think education is a waste of time? I've never been too busy for books in my life- any spare moment I have I pull one out.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Heather!
      ~Litha Nelle

  2. Oh my goodness the time one! When I tell people that I read and am a book blogger, they ask me how I ever find the time to do it all! And yet, the next minute they're catching me up on the 14 TV shows they follow and what the latest is on all the celebrity's Twitter accounts! I can respect that some people have different interests and hobbies but really? Come up with a better excuse! This is such an awesome post!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. I'm glad you like my post! I've been hearing excuses about not reading for quite some time, but luckily I know plenty of readers who don't let those problems stop them.

      I can't believe how people can keep up with so many tv shows and celebs- even with my favorite show I've missed several episodes and don't feel like I've missed anything when I start watching again. You could read 100 books or keep up with the Kardashians for a year- I choose the books every time.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Laura!
      ~Litha Nelle


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