Monday, 16 March 2009
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about talking to strangers…
We were all warned as children to 'never talk to strangers', but how do you feel about book-talk with random people? When you see people reading, do you ask what it is? Do you talk to people in the book store or the library? Why or why not? What do you do if people talk to you? (question courtesy of Dena)
My answers are not very positive here. I can't actually remember starting to chat with a total stranger about books. Now with family and friends it's a different matter. But I digress that's not the question.
In my local library , people tend not to talk much, although the 'Silence' rule is not strictly implemented, the librarians chat among themselves.
Why don't I talk, perhaps I'm shy/anti-social. Actually I'm neither. If someone begins 'bookchat' with me I'm happy to oblige, especially if it includes a book I've read.
This question has got me thinking, next time I'm in a bookshop...