Georgia has finally been enjoying some non-90-degree weather. Thank goodness! I'm so ready for fall and all the clothing choices that come with it. Because the temperature has been so lovely I have been reading out on the screened in porch. See, that's my book, my foot, the rocking couch, the screen window, and trees!
So, this my friends is my blogject selection for the day: Fall Weather. I love everything about it. There's just nothing that can beat that cool feeling in the air and even just the smell of fall. It means I can wear my leggings and tights without people thinking I'm insane. I can wear my scarves and layers and my new hat. I just love love love fall and you can't make me stop loving it, because if loving fall is wrong then I don't wanna be right!
Ok, last thing on my mind for today is, well still book related. I had met my friend Simara for a Starbucks date so I could lend her my copy of The Help. I got there about 20-30 minutes beforehand since it was close to my house. I took along Lolita to read while I sipped a beverage and waited. When Simara walked in she asked me what Lolita was about, to which I replied "Oh um, it's about a pedophile". Yeah, what I want to talk about is how some books are appropriate for reading in public and some just are not.
I mean, Simara asking me what the book about is all fine and dandy because: 1. She's my friend, 2. She knows I'm a psych major, 3. She knows that I am not a pedophile and I am reading this because I love books and it's a classic.
But, what if a really attractive young man (say, the guy from my 2nd hand bookshop; though he'd probably already know the answer) had asked me what my book was about. This happens in life. I've had plenty of people ask me what my book was about, especially in airports and on other public transportation vehicles. Would I out and tell this attractive young man (the a.y.m. if you please) about the books contents? How do I tell a.y.m. that it's about a pedophile and rape? He's going to think I'm insane! I will never get an a.y.m. to ask me for my phone number or a date or whatever if I'm telling him I'm reading about pedophilia! I mean, not like I've ever been asked out by an a.y.m. because of the book I'm reading, but still! Even if it wasn't an a.y.m., but some goodly grandmother-esque lady, she will think I'm crazy!
Now, I'd like to pretend that I don't give a flying pahtootie about what people think, but I do - especially if they're sitting next to me on a flight for hours. I don't know, but some books are "public appropriate" like, The Help or Harry Potter, but Lolita just isn't one of those.
Do you guys have any non-public appropriate titles you'd like to share with me? If you'd like I'll read them in public places. It'll be like a dare.
Now, off to bed with me. I will see you all very soon!