Some people love to read, others hate to read. There are those who read only when necessary, or those who spend hours lost in books. Some devour novels, while others voraciously digest newspapers, periodicals, blogs, and other forms of electronic media. What is a "reader for pleasure?" And, more importantly, what common factors during childhood enhance the development of readers for pleasure? If you are not a reader for pleasure, you will most likely put down this book and move on, but for those who do read on, your interest will undoubtedly be peaked. I invite you to read further to discover what may have influenced you to become the “reader,” or “not reader,” you are today. Hopefully, you will learn how our society can facilitate and encourage children to become readers for pleasure as adults.