Thursday, September 22, 2011

Booking through Thursday: In Public

Booking through Thursday asksDo you carry books with you when you’re out and about in the world?
And, do you ever try to hide the covers?

If I'm caught without a book, it was an accident -- as I keep books in my car and usually remember to grab one on my way out of the house in case I am caught in a traffic jam or stuck waiting on an appointment. While living at university I always had some leisure reading in my backpack, and even if I just went outside for a stroll around campus I took a book with me;  ideal reading spots always chanced to catch my attention. If none of my friends were present in the dining hall, I enjoyed my meal with a book -- and  often spent my time between classes or during slow periods at work reading. Even when I worked in a factory, I kept a book in my lunch bag to enjoy during the middle of the day -- a welcome respite after hours of monotonous assembly-line work.

As for hiding covers...well, there was a Max Shulman book I purchased with an illustrated cover. I didn't realize this until I was reading at work, but one of the figures on the cover was a nude woman with very colorful...cheeks.  Fortunately I spotted that before my boss did, heh.


  1. I gotta take a book everywhere! It pays to be prepared for any waiting anywhere!!

    Here is my BTT: In Public post!

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  3. I don't carry a big bag for nothing.

  4. Oh man, your post about the inadvertent raunchy cover had me howling!
    Glad your boss didn't see that one! Here's my answer

  5. Only when traveling.

    here's mine:

  6. There's always a book along. Who knows, I might end up with having to wait for something a minute or so, an any reading opportunity is worth exploiting.


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