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Re: #6: Strangers on a train: BOOK SNOOP

ande wrote:
Jessica: I know it's terribly unscientific, but I'd like to know -- from you and others -- what people around you on your commute are reading. Let's start reporting on this and posting our findings. We'll call it BOOK SNOOP.

I haven't forgotten!

This morning, I saw:

Taylor Branch's At Canaan's Edge (very timely)

The Swing Voter of Staten Island

The ever-present Eat, Pray, Love

And a few romance novels. And, of course, Bibles and Torahs.
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Re: #6: Strangers on a train: BOOK SNOOP

Excellent snooping! I'll be on a plane tomorrow and I fear I won't have any peace and quiet.

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BOOK SNOOP (perhaps we need a new thread :D )

On the bus this morning there was one Harlequin Romance novel, three scientific journals, a Bible, and a copy of The Name of the Rose. The Eco was mine.
Melissa W.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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Re: #6: Strangers on a train: A literary journey

Hey, I am hooked on books on tape/cd. I can't get in my car without one in the player and ready to read/listen to. I recently "read"one of Karen Monings books and thoroughly enjoyed it. Right now, I can't remember the title (its my age!). I am glad to know that others love books so much they have to read too. Don't think life would be nearly so interesting without books.
So many books, so little time
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Re: #6: Strangers on a train: A literary journey

What a great idea! I think it is a much more interesting pastime to look at what others are reading than to listen to some obnoxious verbal exchanges on the cell phone or between people who feel that every person in hearing distance wants to know their personal business. I would much rather squirm and squint at the books in hands around me, making others wonder what the heck I'm up to. I read something on another website the other day. ..someone had seen a girl get on a bus and sit next to a boy reading one of the Harry Potter books. She began reading along with him and when he finished  the page he looked up at her to make sure she was done too, she nodded and grinned sheepishly. I'm going to write a short story about that...Snoop on! PS-Since I'm new here I'm not sure I am posting properly...I guess I'll find out when I come back tom'w. LOL