It’s hard to make new friends when you don’t have a dog or little children. Walking around the neighborhood pushing a stroller or tugging on a leash is bound to connect you to someone – even if it’s the Mr. Wilson character yelling at you to get off his grass. Without the protection of something cute to mark you as safe, your approach with a smile or conversation-starter might smack of dereliction or even criminal.
Social networking may be overrated, and the grunts of the someone in the room watching football, tennis, golf… don’t count. You can always read a book, immersing into conversations with adventurers, soothsayers, and many whose problems will make you forget your own.
September 6th was National Read a Book Day; I missed the celebration – because I was reading a book.
This week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week, reminding me that some of the best friends I never met are reading books too.
What are you reading?