How often do you recommend books to others, and who do you recommend them to? Do you only recommend books to your “reading friends” or to anyone you think might find the book interesting? What does it take for a book to make it to your ‘recommendation’ list?
Generally, I only recommend books to my "reading friends", however, there aren't many of them, so I don't get to do it a lot. I do have a few people in my life who do like to read, but they're so busy with kids, family, school etc. that they just don't have as much time to read as I do. But occasionally I do get asked What book is really good? from people who know I read a lot.
In order for me to recommend a book, it has to be one that left a big impression on me or affected me deeply. I would love to recommend books all the time, to everyone, because I believe there is so much to be gained by reading, but not everyone feels the way I do about it. As it is, if I do recommend a book to someone, they know it must really have struck a chord with me since I'm mentioning it to them. They tend to take it more seriously than if I tell them about every book I read.