oopsimblogging asked: In response to your earlier post, if I started a Books Not Bars movement, would you be our mascot? :)
Sure. As long as nobody ever minds if I’m seen in a bar. Especially if I’m seen reading in a bar.
I think my real point here was not Books Good, Bars Bad.
It’s Live Your Own Life, Not Someone Else’s, and those of us who enjoy spending our evenings with fictional people are neither superior to nor inferior to those of us who are sitting in pubs spending time with real people who are a bit drunk. And mostly I think that time spent worrying what other people think of you is time you’ll never get back to spend on anything useful.
Books and Bars: now rebloggable
I think you and any bookloving friends you know or can find on line should mount a small but irritating campaign to stop people going to bars in the evening as a waste of time, and try and use the phrase “Well, it’s not really reading…” whenever possible.