Booking it covertly

From Booking Through Thursday this week:

Do you carry books with you when you’re out and about in the world?

And, do you ever try to hide the covers?

Shh. It’s a secret.

The answer is yes. I almost always have a book (or two) with me whenever I go out. If I don’t, it’s an oversight. I simply forgot to take one with me when I left the house.

And seriously, this is the beauty of the Kindle. Not only can I carry multiple books with me, I can also read them on the sly. No more cover angst for me. That being said, I often have a paperback, hardcover, or library book I’m reading with me that might be seen as a little odd. No, no heaving bosoms or Fabio covers ala old school romance.


I’ve been reading middle grade books.

I sometimes wonder what other people think when they see me tearing through the pages of The Mother-Daughter Book Club, or The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet.

And speaking of mother/daughter and books. Last weekend, Kyra and I went on a driving adventure when Bob’s car broke down. She packed up a bag of at least seven books to take with her–just in case.

I’m pretty sure this is hereditary.


Filed under Books, Memes, Reading

5 responses to “Booking it covertly

  1. Love it! my sister and I have an addiction to YA novels! And I have been wondering about the mother daughter book club. How was it?

  2. People can be pretty snooty when it comes to books. I say, read what makes you happy 🙂

    Here’s mine:

  3. I usually make an effort to make sure the cover IS visible! I try not to be a walking advertisement for clothing brands or for other products I use, but I don’t mind promoting my favourite authors!

  4. Karin Collins

    Yes, it is hereditary. I have always taken books with me and I remember the panic I was in when moving & and ALL the books were packed. A quick run to the paper- back rack at the all- night drugstore restored my calm..

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