Cool post, Andi, thanks! I don't have social anxiety. I spent too many years around huge wads of people. However, now that I can't see any kind of proportions/perspectives and wear glasses and carry a cane, people tend to stay away from me. This is a huge issue. I don't do crowds AT ALL, and woe be unto him who crowds or steps on me, heh. Gee, maybe I do have social anxiety. Anyway, I don't read books in public, but am a hellacious reader at home. Fiction, non-fiction, cereal boxes, music. I'm having a ball right now reading all these different blogs, and how-tos and I'm very, very excited about ROW80! Thanks for making all this happen, Andi!
Just consider it your natural star power, Andi-Roo. That's how I look at it! As far as "where were these people?" when you were in high school, I just figure they couldn't handle us in high school and now they just can't get enough!
giiiiiiiiiiirl, ain't that the fkn truth!? I seem to call out the crazies from every corner now. Oh well, we're all good at something. Might as well own my skill at being everyone's favorite listener. I'm not even kidding --- strangers will start up conversations with me in the public restroom, or the grocery store, or the bank... it's really quite odd, & I never know what to make of it, beyond scratching me head & thinking, "HUH."
Aw damn Murakami is one of my very most favorite authors ever and you just reminded me I haven't read 1Q84. I carry a Nook btw and I adore it.
I have like 3 chapters left, maybe, & it's driving me nuts! Really excellent book --- I've never read anything else by this author, but with your recommendation on top of the strength of the writing, I will FOR SURE check out more! I haven't tried the Nook, but I do have a Kindle which I quite enjoy. However, I passed it on to my hubz since my iPod has Kindle & I like to keep everything all together as much as possible. Do you know --- how similar / dissimilar are the Nook & Kindle?