DH's younger step-sister just asked for a gift card to Books-A-Million for her birthday (I had asked what she wanted first).
She so tiny that she wouldn't qualify for the BBB club, but she definately has the books and the brains. At 5' even and less than 100lbs, I don't think I'd mind missing the last qualification either (she turns 16 this Saturday).
Her mom is a teacher, and is currently finishing up her degree (I think she's either almost done with her Masters or just started her doctorate...). SMIL also likes to read for pleasure. Thanks to them, FIL and DH are begining to realize that maybe I'm not so odd afterall (still odd, just not AS odd, LOL).
VorFemme - DH says he used to read alot when he was younger, before he got to the point he needed glasses. Apparently, he used to do the same 'read by the nightlight' that I did, but suffered the consequences, while I haven't (yet). He'll still read his stuff for school, when he can't get around it, but I can understand the eyestrain and discomfort. Subject-wise, he likes alot of the same things I do, but settles for the TV/movie versions so that he doesn't have to read. I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe.
... He prefers cover photos but I keep telling him that with the title and author's name, he can always get help from the desk. He's so lost in a bookstore Ha Ha. Now that is a non-reader.
The problem with the cover photos is well, sometimes they change the cover art. And he doesn't know anything else in the series, so he just looks for the one
book in the picture.
I just made up a list of my favorite book series (is there a plural for series? I need that word) and authors, with the titles for each book. Now I'm crossing out the ones I already have. Once I finish getting this together, I'm giving it to him to make shopping for birthday/Christmas/anniversary/surprise gifts for me easy. All he'll need to do is hit the bookstore (used or new) or amazon, and not have to worry about whether or not I like it...plus, if he shows the list to someone at the store, they can probably make recommendations to him for other things I may like.