Last week was a treat for me. I had a pretty impromptu opportunity to fly out to San Fransisco for a few days and decided to do a VERY informal poll of what people were reading along the way. As you are probably well aware, airports equal a lot of wait time, and therefore a lot of wonderful opportunities to READ! Personally, aside from my travel guide, I brought along two books, one for “fluff” the other, Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, which I absolutely loved. Well, if I were to sum up the results of my study, I would do it with one word: Bestsellers. With the help of my dutiful husband, we spied some interesting titles (along with many a newspaper) in the hands of unsuspecting readers including: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky.
The best part of this whole experiment? Hearing total strangers strike up a conversation based upon a book someone was holding in hand. No doubt that there is still a passionate love of reading out there which draws us all together.
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