My boyfriend and I have been going out for almost ten months now. He's sweet, helpful, good with kids, everything you could want - except that he doesn't read for pleasure. EVER. He seems to feel about it as I feel about sports for pleasure: I've been forced to do it and been bad at it for so long that I can never enjoy it. But of course, I believe reading does a lot more for the mind and soul than sports do. I can't imagine life without reading, and I tell him so. But he won't budge. I've tried everything... reading aloud to him, choosing books that even non-readers can like (Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons), telling him how important it is to me.... I know I shouldn't force him to do something he doesn't want to do. I just can't fathom not wanting to. As for my pieces, he appreciates them, and he always compliments me on my writing. I think he can appreciate short anectodes and poems, but novels just turn him off. Do lots of people have this problem? Or is your SO a reader/writer too? If you are with someone that reads avidly and/or writes, does it leave anything to be desired?