Attracted by her/his book?

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Attracted by her/his book?

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Oct 18, 2010, 6:47pm

Have you ever seen a stranger reading a book in public and used the book to start a conversation? What happened? Were you the reader? How did you feel about being chatted-up this way? When in a library or bookshop do you have one eye on the books and one eye on potential dates?

Oct 19, 2010, 12:19am

Either too shy or too involved in the book to notice what's going on.

Oct 20, 2010, 9:15am

After I read this I went to my local Barnes. I happened to notice several attractive women there. Each was pretty engrossed in browsing. It was during the lunch hour and people at that time are usually purposeful.

Oct 20, 2010, 9:57am

Ah the perils of an ereader. No longer will I be the object of attention from those fellow readers interested in what's between my covers.

ALthough given how rare they are in the wild, one excites attentions simply by displaying such a thing.

Oct 20, 2010, 12:05pm

Indeed, fox, the eReader is a useful device to start conversations, both chaste and not so chaste ...

Oct 21, 2010, 2:45pm

I suppose if she was reading How to Seduce a Geek I might manage to say something.

Juil 24, 2011, 10:12pm

Well, I purchased a Nook back in January. So far, owning an E-Reader has not helped. :(