We’ve all done it. At least I hope some of you have. Otherwise, I’ll really feel like a nut.
Who here has completely embarrassed themselves reading in public? *WAVES HAND*
Nobody else? Crap. It’s just me, then.
Seriously, I see it happen a fair amount, and I know I do it all the time. I giggle or snort or groan or accidentally burst out “HOW COULD HE DO THAT??!?!!” while reading in public places.
For readers such as ourselves, I feel like we should do this more, just to prove to everybody else how awesome-sauce reading is, or at least to start a conversation with some reading noob about how awesome books are. Yes? I think so.
I’ve literally been asked if I was okay when I started laughing hysterically one time at a book I was reading.
And another time, I huffed and slammed my book down on the table, in the middle of a coffee house with a dozen people surrounding me.
Then, of course, come the weird looks, but I’m cool with that. I think the fact that books penetrate my reading poker face means they were exactly the right book for me at the right time. Or maybe they were meant to be read to teach me a lesson. Such as how NOT to write a certain character/passage/plot. Am I right?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s embarrassed themselves in public reading. Please!!!
I am? Oh well.