Carrying a book around with you can be an interesting experience. Not only do you get to enjoy the story, but you may even find yourself engaging in conversation with strangers. People who don’t read are often curious about why someone would be reading in public and will approach to ask questions.
For the experienced reader, it’s a chance to share their love of reading with someone who may not have experienced it before. I recently had a conversation with a hostess at a restaurant who asked me about the book I was reading. She told me that she had recently gotten back into reading and asked me for a recommendation. It was an exciting moment for me as a reader, and I was more than happy to share my knowledge.
Recommending books is an important part of being a public reader. It’s an endorsement of the book to the world, and it can be incredibly rewarding when someone takes your advice and enjoys the book. It’s also a great way to help new readers find their way into the world of reading.
For those just getting into reading, taking their habit out into public can be intimidating. They may be unsure if they’re reading the right thing or if people will judge them for reading in public. But once they get over that hurdle, they can find joy in discovering new books and connecting with other readers.
So if you’re looking for a way to pass the time, why not try carrying a book around with you? You never know who you might meet or what conversations you might have. And who knows, maybe you’ll even find yourself recommending books to strangers!