Now that everyone, it seems, has purchased E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, of course they’re reading it. In public. On public transportation, on the beach, in doctors’ offices.
People who aren’t regular readers, or at least not regular romance readers, seem to be shocked that anyone would be seen with a book as scandalous as Fifty Shades in public. We know better, of course, having doubtless read just as shocking, if not more so, books than Fifty.
But that begs the question, as posed in a recent New York Times piece: What’s the oddest/strangest/weirdest thing you’ve ever spotted someone reading in public?