I finally figured out why no one on the subway ever talks to me about books. It's because I always have my headphones jammed in my ears, even when I'm not listening to anything, so people leave me alone. I figured this out when my iPod died earlier this week (don't worry, it recovered, just static) and a guy stopped me on the subway to tell me he loved the book I was reading. (Barbara Kingsolver's FLIGHT BEHAVIOR - possibly the only book my entire book club liked, so you probably will too.) Mea culpa, my neighbors! I will try to be more open to your casual conversations! Except when I'm rushing or tired or cranky or etc.
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