1. Can a book change the world?
  2. Did it change your opinion of the person who recommended the book?
  3. Did you enjoy reading books in school?
  4. Did your parents read to you when you were a child?
  5. Do you have any ideas for a story for you to write?
  6. Do you like reading the traditional literature of your country?
  7. Do you listen to music while you read?
  8. Do you often read book before go to bed?
  9. Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction books?
  10. Do you read books based on recommendations?
    Do you read many books?
  11. Do you think people don’t read enough books these days?
  12. Do you think that it is more valuable to read a book than to watch television?
  13. Do you think that the internet and television will eventually make books obsolete?
  14. Do you watch the movie that came from a book?
  15. Have you ever been to a book signing or met an author?
  16. Have you ever belonged to a book club? What books did you read?
  17. Have you ever lent books to your friends and never got them back?
  18. Have you ever read a book and then watched the movie? Which was better? Why?
  19. Have you ever tried to read a book in English?
  20. How do you choose the books you are going to read?
  21. How important is the cover of the book.
  22. How many books do you check out at a time?
  23. How many books have you read in your life?
  24. How many hours do you spend reading in a week?
  25. How often do you go to the library?
  26. How often do you read books?
  27. If you could only read one more book for your entire life, what would it be?
  28. Is there a book that you have read more than once? What was the title? How many times did you read it?
  29. Is there a book you just couldn’t finish? What was the title?
  30. Is there a time in your life when you read all the time?
  31. Most people say the book is better than the movie. Is this true for you?
  32. Were you ever given a bad recommendation?
  33. What are some of the advantages of books vs. movies? How about the disadvantages of books vs. movies?
  34. What are some of the books that were recommended to you?
  35. What books have you recommended for other people?
  36. What factors are important to you when choosing a book to read? Reviews? A Recommendation from a friend? The front cover?
  37. What genre of book do you enjoy most?
  38. What is one example of traditional literature in your country? Did you have to read it in school?
  39. What is the funniest book you have ever read? The saddest? The strangest?
  40. What is the longest book you have ever read? How long did it take you to read it?
  41. What is your favorite book of all time?
  42. What is your favorite genre?
  43. What is your favorite story?
  44. What is your favorite time of day for reading?
  45. What was the last book that you read?
  46. What was your favorite book growing up?
  47. Where is your favorite place to read?
  48. Who is an author that you like? Why do you like their books?
  49. Who is the most famous writer from your country? Have you read any of their books? Do you think that they are overrated?
  50. Who is your favorite author?
  51. Who is your favorite character?

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