‘I’m a reader!’…

by mposadasn

‘I’m a reader!’ announced the yellow button. ‘How about you?’ I looked at its bearer, a strapping young guy stalking my town’s Festival of Books. ‘I’ll bet you’re a reader,’ he volunteered, as though we were two geniuses well met. ‘No,’ I replied. ‘Absolutely not,’ I wanted to yell, and fling my Barnes & Noble bag at his feet. Instead, I mumbled something apologetic and melted into the crowd. There’s a new piety in the air: self congratulation of book lovers.

Christina Nehring, “Books Make You a Boring Person”