No. In fact, I married a man who reads maybe 1-2 books a year, if that. And you know what? It turned out pretty perfectly. Because outside of books and literature, there's a whole world of fascinating things to love. N may not read the books that I like, but that's OK. Because books aren't everything and I love them enough for the both of us. Instead, he has an interest in computers, photography, in music, in cooking. And while N doesn't read much, when he does finish a book, it's usually a good one and he passes on the recommendations!
We don't sit around discussing the latest book news like in my daydream, but we have gorgeous photos of our boys on our walls.* I love listening to him sing and play the piano while I read my book on the sofa. He cooks me delicious things. When I break my phone/laptop/some random electrical item, which I'm bound to do, N can usually fix it for me. We watch movies together, play board games, he's much better at arts and crafts with the kids than I am. He always makes me laugh. In fact, thinking about it, I don't bring a whole lot to the table, do I?
And there's always something to discuss with somebody who doesn't share all my same interests. I've had an amazing and interesting time married to N. Why am I telling you all of this? Tomorrow is our 10th wedding anniversary and the years have passed like the blink of an eye.
Happy anniversay N!
*Do check out N's photography blog and you can wish him a happy anniversary as well :)