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May 26th, 2009

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Overheard at the pool

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

While on our mini-vacation, we were lounging by the pool and I noticed that a gentleman a couple of chairs away had a Kindle, and was talking books with his companions. The authors and titles were more my partner’s speed (James Patterson’s Cross novels, Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series), but I was itching to jump in: “Are you on LibraryThing? Have you read this series? What did you think of that book? Can I play with your Kindle for a minute??” It was all I could do to keep my trap shut and my nose in my own book.

Do you start random conversations with other readers? Only at bookstores and libraries? Any time you see someone carrying a book you’ve read?