Wednesday, August 02, 2006

This is Me

This is a quote from Adam Langer's Crossing California, which I was just reading over lunch:

"Jill would really have preferred reading a book, but then that would mean everyone coming into her room and asking waht was wrong, why was she reading, this party was for her, this was her day, maybe she should have something to eat . . . none of them realized that maybe reading was what she enjoyed doing, maybe she she felt uncomfortable chattering with relatives with whom she had nothing in common."

That's Jill Wasserstrom, on the night of her Bat Mitzvah, but . . . it's also me. Still. At the age of 35.

15 comments:

BabelBabe said...

and me, at the age of 36.

Joke said...

42.

Just like Douglas Adams said.

-J.

Katy said...

Now I absolutely need to read this book

Gina said...

It's a very good book. There's a broad cast of characters, and some of them drive me crazy, and some of them I love. It's taking me a while to finish, because of the project I had to work on for school, but now . . . full speed ahead.

Katya said...

All I will admit to is being older than you guys. :)

Katya said...

Oh -- I'll also admit to the fact that this describes me completely.

Surfing Free said...

I put my hand up for this as well. Age doesn't change it, I think it just makes you more likely to do it :)

Sarah Louise said...

Can I be at the party and read after?

julia said...

Heh. Yeah, me, too. At thirty-mfmfmfmf.

Joke said...

You should have a reading party. Everyone bring a book, something to nibble/drink, and just sit down in silence.

OMG, I just shivered with guilty pleasure.

-J.

Sarah Louise said...

Oh, I have to steal that idea!!

Carolyn said...

If you have that party, that Joke suggested, I want an invite.

My mother, sister and I think we have had the best visit if we all do nothing but sit around reading in the same room.

It's nice to know we're not the only ones.

jess said...

I love the idea of a reading party!

And me at 24. Although I have gotten better - as a kid I used to bring a book when we went to someone's house for dinner. Just in case.

BabelBabe said...

I take a book EVERYWHERE...just in case.

Gina said...

My best friends in the world have always been the ones I could just hang out and read with. I even *married* one (although that worked out in less-than-stellar fashion).

Maybe we could organize our own version of BlogHer--ReadEm? :-)