It wasn't until I ventured outside the genre of books that I was reading that I discovered that books were amazing. Now as an avid reader the thing that I love most about books is that I am giving a chance to go anywhere and be anyone without losing who I am. When I'm sad I just pick up something inspiring and uplifting. When I'm feeling lonely I grab a nice romance. Books are a page turn away from a instant vacation and even if two people are reading the same book they are more than likely going to have different experiences. Books have the potential to be just about anything that you need as long as you know what to look for.
While there are still some genres that take a little more to keep me interested I have learned to find the value in books. On top of that my reading journey has helped with my writing journey because it has conditioned me to know that not everyone will love what I write. So when it comes down to it I wasn't reading wrong but like everything else in life I had to find what fit best for me. So now when someone tells me they don't like reading I recommend that they change the book not the activity.