Monday, March 16, 2009

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about talking to strangers…

We were all warned as children to 'never talk to strangers', but how do you feel about book-talk with random people? When you see people reading, do you ask what it is? Do you talk to people in the book store or the library? Why or why not? What do you do if people talk to you? (question courtesy of Dena)

I love talking to people about what they are reading. Anytime someone asks me what I am reading, I usually respond with 'A book...' only because I assume most people couldn't actually care less what I'm reading. But, if they seem really interested, I'll tell them what it's about and ask if they are readers. Since I now have a book discussion club, I tend to end the conversation with asking them if they'd like to come and join us.

If I see a person reading, and it looks like something I'd enjoy, I'll ask them what it's about and then will ask who their favorite author is. I like it when a small question such as that leads to a much bigger book discussion though. It makes me all tingly inside LOL.


  1. I LOVE talking to people about books, but not many people where I live are really bookish people except for my best friend :)

    I hate it when someone who doesn't normally read asks you what your reading, and the title is something really strange like...
    angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging
    peace, love, and baby ducks
    or even
    madapple... gets some strange looks, you know?

  2. Trying reading a book with the word CUNT in large font on the front cover. That'll get ya some strange looks!

  3. hey i have a random question, can you tell me what you used to put the poll in your sidebar? I want to put one up but I am not sure where people get them from, thanks!


We love comments! Please feel free to tell us anything we make you want to say!! :D