Here’s an interesting way to kill some time on your next subway ride. Pay attention to what people are reading around you. Pay special attention to books. It is pretty funny/interesting to see what people are reading.
For example, I kid you not, the old lady sitting next to me is reading a dirty book. I can’t catch the title, but it is one of those paperbacks with a half dressed man and woman in a passionate embrace on the cover. Ewww.
I saw a guy reading Catcher in the Rye on the subway last night. I just assumed you had to read that book to pass 8th Grade.
If you are lucky enough to be able to see a page, read it. Some people are reading some sick sh*t.
Anyway, there’s a little tip to pass the time.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio…
4 thoughts on “Book titles”
oOo! Do you remember “The Da Vinci Code” craze? I saw poeple with that damned book EVERYWHERE for at least a month after the movie came out. It’s funny how people will grab a book only after the movie comes out. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings…
Why is that? What’s the point of reading a book if you already saw the movie? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
Let me defend Catcher in the Rye. I read it in middle school, college and 5 years later. Each time it brings something different. Worth rereading.
And the geeks rejoice all over the land…
That being said, this is pretty much the closest thing I ever get to a literary experience, so perhaps I am not a good judge. (As if the poor writing and grammar in this blog wasn’t a big enough clue.)
Paying more attention today after your post, I saw a woman reading a something whose title I missed, but i did see that the publisher was “Ghetto Lit.” Reading over her shoulder I was able to catch a snippet of conversation between two women named Strolla and Unique.