musing-mondays-big2 Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about talking to strangers…

We were all warned as children to ‘never talk to strangers’, but how do you feel about book-talk with random people? When you see people reading, do you ask what it is? Do you talk to people in the book store or the library? Why or why not? What do you do if people talk to you?

I don’t mind talking to random people about the books we’re reading, but I’m rarely the one who starts the conversation. I’m just not good at striking up conversations with strangers, even if it is at the library or a bookstore. Of coure, if the book they’re reading really intrigues me, I may.
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  • I do think it depends on if what they are reading has some connection to you — you read it and liked it, you want to read it and wonder how it is. And I do think most readers are more introverted than extroverted.

  • I’m the same way. I enjoy having conversations with people about books, but rarely am the one to strike up the conversation. I’ve been asked for recommendations before at a bookstore, which is always fun. 🙂

  • I have people ask me about the book in my hand all the time – in the gym is a popular place for these conversations. I have no problem commenting to a person about their book – I’ve never had a reader give me the cold shoulder – but then again I would never interrupt someone WHILE they were reading.

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