The look. That odd, who just farted, kind of look that you receive from a non reader when they discover that you actually do read. Yes, books, not just the back of the cereal box. Or that exaggerated "You read?!", as if you just disclosed that you are secretly a millionaire. *Sigh* I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have had both of those reactions directed towards me. Sometimes both at once. Double whammy. Now I give the odd, who just farted, look right back at them while blurting out "You don't read?!".
You know what the most popular response to that question is? I don't have time to read.
Really? You don't have time. You have time to browse Facebook, or watch your favorite television shows, but you don't have time to read books. Let's just be honest, and instead of saying that you don't have time to read, just come right out and say that you choose not to read. You make time for the things that you enjoy. Don't blame the books, blame yourself. It is easy enough to find some spare time too. Read during your lunch breaks while at work (One of my favorite ways of getting in some extra reading time), read during commercials while watching television (I also do this), if you must, read while on the toilet (was I able to sneak that one in there?).
One of the first signs of a non reader, is the glazed over look that comes into their eyes when you attempt to discuss the book that you are currently reading. You can literally stop talking mid sentence, and they won't even realize that your conversation has come to a halt.