I´ve been thinking… It´s not a secret that I read a lot and in all sorts of places. In my bed, on my couch, in my tub, on the terrace, in the waiting room at the doctor´s, while eating alone, during classes at university, when I can´t sleep, while waiting for my bus (yes, I´ve decided since I kill so many trees due to reading books I should make it up by using public transportation, you know mind your carbon footprint and all that) and in the bus. Which brings me directly to what I´ve bee thinking about.
I can´t help but notice that there are A LOT of people who seem to be dying to know what you´re reading. Naturally the first thing that catches the eye is the cover. Even more so when many people (here in Germany) don´t understand the title of the books I´m reading (you would be surprised how few people actually really understand English).
Now, as it is really annoying sometimes, I´ve been thinking of buying one of thses: they are called “Hide-A Cover”, a funny way of concealing your reading preferences. Just look here:
I really love the last one, the tiny font says: If you can read this...you are too close! :) Follow the link and you´ll find even more funny and stylish Hide-A-Cover. But honestly, I don´t want to hide my books. I´m totally comfortable showing what I read. I just find it amusing from time to time to watch how others react to the books I read. Would you like to know as well? I can tell you, some of the people in the biggest tow south of the Bavarian Forrest are quite… well, how to put it… uptight. There are many –sorry-old people taking the bus, your typical hormon overdosed teenage boys as well as students like me, you get it. Not to mention all the clichés that are connected with reading romance books, be it paranormal, historical, sci-fi or your typical chick lit book.
I´m planning on doing a little experiment on myself. I´m gonna choose say four or five books, YA, UF and PNR or whatever comes to mind, read it very publicly and tell you how people react.
Now, I´ve already got a few in mind. Look:
Have you any other suggestions? Or do you want to see how people react to one of the books you own? Check out my goodreads “to-read” and “read” shelves see all the books I own and let me know! Or tell me if it´s a total stupid idea please!