Another Benefit of an e-Reader

A few days ago I wrote about my November Read of the Month, Beauty Queens by Libba Bray.  I am about half way through the book, and I am really enjoying it.  For the first time in a few months, I actually purchased the print version of the book instead of an e-Book.  The only reason I went with a print copy is that once I am finished I plan to place the book into circulation at the Carlson High School Library.

While reading this print version, I have come to recognize another feature of e-Books; the privacy factor of others not having knowledge of what I am reading.  Personally, I really do not care what others think (especially regarding trivial matters like a book I may be reading).  With each passing year I tend to worry less and less about what others say or think.  However, I do feel a little strange about carrying this book around when I am out in public.  I guess some may just think the cover photo and title may make this an odd choice for a 36 year-old male.  If I had the book on my i-Pad2 I would not even think about this, but with the physical book it is a minor issue.  Of course, my job does require me to read a number of books that are aimed at teens (including teen girls).  Therefore, it is really not odd for me to be reading this book.

As I stated above, I really could care less what others may be thinking about my reading selection.  I mean really, I did write a post declaring I am reading this book for everyone to read, so why should I care what somebody in a waiting room at the gymnastics gym thinks about my book.  I know not everyone may have the same feeling I have about worrying about others.  Do you prefer e-Readers because of the privacy they provide?  Or are you like me, and do not really care if people see what you are reading?  Do you ever feel embarrassed about a book you may be reading?


  1. I totally agree. I recently was reading the Perfect Chemistry books by Simone Elkeles books which covers are pretty provacative... basically teens making out. I felt odd having them in front of me at parent teacher conferences. At the same time over and over students are picking these books to read so I feel the need to read them myself. I found myself taking the cover off the book.

  2. Yeah, like I said, as I get older, I really care less and less what others think. Call it Uncle Bruno syndrome. Happy Thanksgiving!


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