Confessions of a Bookworm: Shock Horror! I’m Reading a Book!

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I’m a bookworm.

It is probably a really bad idea writing a blog at 2am when I’m absolutely shattered and just got hope from work but I’m not quite sleepy yet and I need a something to tire my mind out. So I’m writing to you lovely bookworms.

It’s been a while since I’ve wrote a confessional but I’ll do my best not to go off on too many tangents … but I make no promises.

I reading a book today at work on my break, something I do often when I’m really enjoying a particular book, which I am at the moment. (Don’t worry reviews to follow soon). Depending on the company my efforts at reading can be futile but that is a bug to share with you another day.

I was reading, headphones on, Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks playing on repeat (my new favourite song. Don’t ask!), and throughly enjoying my current read. There were other people in the room but the were too busy entertaining themselves with their phones and the television to bother with me and little book. Then, one of the girls walked in. I still think of her as one of the young ones but she’s over eighteen and that, at my job, makes her one of the older crew members.

It’s still weird for me to think of myself in a job where eighteen can make you an experienced member of staff … but here I am.

-sorry… just a moment the cat has decided she wants my attention-

And back to the point. This girl walks in and takes one look at me and blurts, “you’re reading a book!”

Now is that something a normal person would just blurt. Personally I think she’s strange for not having her nose buried in a book most of the time, but that is just me. I respect her choice not to read all the time. She is a smart pretty girl and a great artist by all accounts. But why would she just blurt something like that out?

She did apologise for it and said it was a strange thing to say.

I think there is a point to this confession somewhere…

Are we Bookworms such a minority, such a dying bread, that it is absolute shock horror when someone catches us at our favourite pastime? Is it so wrong to be reading a book in public? I think it is a lot ruder to have five people sit in a room together and not say one word to each other as they thumb tap. I would think that five people in a room together reading, although not sociable (and that isn’t the point), it would do the world a lot more good.

I’m not entirely convinced this confession ended up where I intended, or even if I did have an intention when I started. However, it is done now and I await your verdict.

Once again, my name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.p


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