Monday, March 16, 2009

Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about talking to strangers…

We were all warned as children to 'never talk to strangers', but how do you feel about book-talk with random people? When you see people reading, do you ask what it is? Do you talk to people in the book store or the library? Why or why not? What do you do if people talk to you? (question courtesy of Dena)

I don't initiate book-talk with strangers very often- I'm just shy I guess! When I see someone reading I might try to see what it is they have but I won't often start a conversation. If I'm on duty at the reference desk it's my job to book-talk with patrons and that's a pleasure; sometimes when I'm at the library as a patron, people will come up and ask me for help (I guess I just radiate librarian vibes or something!). If people initiate a conversation with me I just try to be polite; at my local library branch it's fun to chat with the librarians and my neighbors but I'm pretty introverted so I'm just as likely to hide behind my book!

Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page.