BTT: In Public

22 Sep

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Do you carry books with you when you’re out and about in the world?

And, do you ever try to hide the covers?

As J can attest (and he thinks I’m crazy), I carry a book with me every where I go.  Part of my purse buying requirements is that it has to be big enough for a trade paperback.  I have a few “special occasion” purses that don’t meet my requirement, but every other one does.  I have to have my book.  I feel naked without my book.  I read everywhere.  There’s always that moment when you get stuck waiting for something and then panic sets in.  What am I going to do?  Never fear!  I have a book to read!

As to the covers, I don’t usually try to hide the covers.  But I am slightly embarrassed by the ridiculous romance covers I see.  I read romance, I like a little escapism now and again.  But do they have to be the most awful covers?  I don’t think it’s necessary.  Laura over at Book Chick City published a great little rant about romance covers today.  Read it Here.  I completely agree with her on every point.  I don’t hide them but I do wish they were better looking…


Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Books



4 responses to “BTT: In Public

  1. Nicole Langan

    September 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

  2. Valentina

    September 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Romance covers are pretty horrific aren’t they? They can be fun books, too, so it sucks that they have to look that ugly.

    Here’s mine:

  3. Patrick

    September 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I tend to take a book with me anywhere, just-in-case I have to sit and wait at any of my stops I will have something to do other than play Angy Birds. And I only hide covers if I don’t want the company I’m with asking questions about what I’m reading (never sure how church folk will respond to my secular fantasy reading; or what my guys group will think of me reading Jane Austin; or when I’m reading craft books getting people asking about what I’m writing, etc…). Book in front of my face means I want to read, not talk to a stranger about what I’m reading.

  4. Tobe

    September 22, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Patrick — Totally agree with “book in front of my face means I want to read, not talk to a stranger.” I find book reading etiquette to be very interesting. Maybe I should write a post about it…


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