Today's topic is ten ways I let people know I read books.
1. I tell them about the books I've written. I post their covers on TTT and Wednesday Challenge. When they read them they know how much research I've put into writing them. For every page I write I read at least a hundred pages in research.
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2. I drive my wife crazy when watching a movie when I've already read the book. "They left out this," or "they added that." Don't get me started on the movies they made out of Tom Clancy's books or James Clavell's.
3. I write reviews of some of the books I read. Not many people leave comments about my reviews on this blog, but I also post them at Amazon to help indie writers. If the book has thousands of reviews what I have to say has already been said.
4. In conversation I'll quote from books I've read. Drives my wife nuts. Especially when I quote scripture.
5. My books shelves. I have a house full to the brim with books. Not all of them mine, wife and kids read a lot too. When we were first married and my in-laws visited our tiny apartment. My MIL asked me if I'd read all the books in my bookshelf (cinderblocks and wood planks). She was surprised when I said, "Yes."
6. While waiting in the doctor's office, or auto repair shop, or standing in line, or you name it; I'm reading on my phone or tablet. Others may play games, I read.
7. When teaching English and history I told the students stories I'd read. With 7th and 8th graders you don't take your eyes off of them for a second. I memorized the stories and spoke them aloud. Facial expressions, word inflection and eye contact helped them visualize the stories. For years I'd run into former students and they tell me they still remembered some of the stories I told.
8. Posting on TTT.
9. Posting on Wednesday Challenge.
10. Posting on Facebook.