Monday Mind Game… What is a funny memory involving a book?

question-marks1Here is mine…  I am almost to the end of the final book in the Harry Potter series, book 7, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows.  I am so close to the end… but I have a commitment to go work out with my friend Heidi, so what does any book lover do?  I took the book with of course!

My poor friend worked out next to me on the elliptical watching in total awe, as the tears ran down my face while I finished the book.

;)

Another time, years ago, my husband, the kids, and I were in Costa Rica on vacation.  We were all by the pool, and I seen an older gentleman relaxing in a pool side chair with a copy of a beautiful hard cover Davinchi Code, but it was in another language.  I love starting conversations with people I see reading so I approached him and asked if he was enjoying the book, because I really had liked it.    He looked at me like I was from another planet.

I smiled and walked away ( can you say AWKWARD???).  Later I recapped this story to my husband Al who said, “Maybe he didn’t understand English.”laughing-smiley

Oh.  Oh yeah… I hadn’t thought about that.

Anyone else?  Or is just me?

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Want To Be Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on July 13, 2009, in Monday Mind Game. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. At least you can explain the awkwardness by a language barrier. Sometimes, I’ve had a conversation with someone who is reading something I am or have read.

    I *hate* when they say, “Oh, I’m on page such-and-such” or “Didn’t you love what happened on page such-and-such” and then they look at me like I’m lying about having read it, when I don’t recall what happened on that particular page. I just don’t pay attention to page numbers, maybe I’m weird?

    Oh-I wanted to mention that the author of “the light, the dark, and the ember in between” tipped me off to your review! With the enclosure, he mentioned what a small world it is, and that you would be reviewing it, too.

  2. I can’t think of an instance involving a particular book, but I can think of how weird I feel when I’m reading in a public place—like the Barnes & Noble coffee shop—and I’m so engrossed in my book that I’m laughing and even talking to myself and I get quizzical looks from those around me. But sometimes books completely take me out of reality.

    Probably safer to read at home!

  3. That’s quite humorous! Its hard for me to read when working out because I tend to concentrate on the book more than exercising.

  4. I have cried at they gym while reading a book. I quickly left once I started getting to blubbery. :)

  5. hmm anything funny involving a book? I can’t think of anything! I’ll have to get back to you on that :)

  6. Well, let’s see….I don’t know if this will be funny to anyone else, but it’s hilarious to me. I’m nosy in bookstores….I can’t help myself….if I see someone browsing through a book off the shelf that I have read, I have to say something, such as, “Oh, that’s a great book!” or “Oh, that book is on my list to read, too!” and my comments make my kids mortified!! They beg me, please, mom, stop talking to people — they don’t want to hear about your books! And the more I talk to people (who are usually quite nice), the more my kids want to crawl into a hole! They’re at that age now where everything I say and do is not really cool, so the more I can rib them, the better I like it! ;)

  7. Maybe that guy thought you were trying to hit on him, and he was so shocked a young a beautiful woman was hitting on him, he didn’t know what to say. =)

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