Monday, February 05, 2007

Cover of shame

On the train coming into work there was the usual silence as we all sat down pulled off our scarf's and settled down to read a good book. One girl opened up a hardback copy of a Sophie Kinsella book (couldn't catch the title) with a bright pink cover. But she then scanned the carriage, saw me reading a Penguin and there was a man opposite her who must have been reading something quite heavyweight because she took the cover off and sat there reading a dark blue bound book that could have been anything.

I've never seen anything like that before and she would have been in real trouble if it had been a paperback. It's a shame to feel ashamed of what you are reading - at least your reading something.

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