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who /selfconcious/ about reading big books in public? At first I didnt really pay any mind, but after like two years of commute to work and back home, I've gotten several comments and questions about what I'm reading and the size.
I dont know why people are so intrusive, and why it bothers them, but every now and then if i'm carrying an obesse 800 pager or more I gotta deal with some shitty condescending remark or incredulous glare. I had several people come up to me while I was reading Underworld, two of them thought it was some sort of Stephen King-esque horror thriller and when they ask what the fuck am I supposed to explain? should I be a shit about it and tell them to mind their own business? because fuck if I'm gonna explain what Against the Day or Executioner's Song is about, they'll call the damn cops on me. This shit even happens when I remove the cover.
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>my teacher recommends to the class YA shit, I think because no one reads and YA is only good for entry level.
>praised for my writing, get motivated to try and be on friendly terms with the teacher.
>see my english teacher reading a Philip K. Dick novel
>im into sci fi too
>a few days later, muster up the nerv to ask her in class, what she recommends me to read.
>she recommends YA shit
>say I don't like books with a female protagonist.
>everyone looks at me, all girls gasp.
>teacher looks on me at horror, asks me why.
>i say the prose is always terrible, the characters are stupid and have incredibly unrealistic standards for life.
>she berates me for the rest of the lesson and now gives me the cold shoulder.
>everyone thinks i'm a misogynist