Monday, May 12, 2014

Why Are We in a Handbasket and Where Are We Going?

You think I make stuff up because I'm a fiction writer. Actually, the reason I'm a fiction writer is because life is so bizarre, I don't need to come up with oddball ideas. The real word is loaded with them, such as the recent trend of Topless Reading Parties.

Not even kidding.

Sheesh. As if there isn't enough erotica in print, are we now driven to the point of spicing that up by reading it in the nude? What's next? NO! Do not answer that. **walks over to sandbox and plants head...deep**

Awhile back I wrote about Silent Reading Parties, which I thought was an interesting concept, taking a solitary endeavor and revamping it into something a little more social. But reading topless? You can count me out for several reasons:

  • I get cold easily.
  • After four kids and fifty-one years, my girls have seen better days (sorry for the visual). I'm creeped out by what I see in the mirror. I certainly don't need to see what's hiding under your shirt.
  • M-O-D-E-S-T-Y. Yeah, I know. God made our bodies and they're beautiful and all that, but save it for your spouses, not fellow readers.
  • I don't want to participate in the degradation of books, because really, that's what this is.
Honestly, I can't believe this is up for discussion and I'm thinking of starting my own reading party trend: Cozy Sweaters and Chocolate Reading Parties. Anyone game for that?


Susan P said...

Oh you have got to be kidding me. That is why I want to become a hermit. Life IS just too strange.
I like YOUR idea. I'm all for sweaters and chocolate.

Michelle said...

Wow...this is truly sad! Chocolate reading parties, now there is something I could love!

Michelle Griep said...

Let's do it, girls. Chocolate and sweaters, YES!!!

chaplaindebbie said...

Well, that was totally unexpected. Who (in their right mind) would do that? Do they seriously believe that others will show up to 'read'? I can only imagine the perverts that would attend under the guise of reading. Count me out! Anyhoo, I like your idea much better.

Michelle Griep said...

Sweet! I'm happy to add your number to my Sweaters & Chocolate Reading Party.

Ane Mulligan said...

I'm with Michelle ... the other one. Chocolate reading parties are a great idea. And don't get me started on age and the girls. Our cross your heart is now a cross your waist. Gravity has its good points but this ain't one of 'em.

Susan P said...

Woohoo on the sweaters and chocolate book party! Just tell me when and where. :)

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