‘So what are your favourite books, Violet?’
I didn’t even think before I gave an answer.
‘We Rate Dogs is number one, definitely’, I said, referring to the new coffee table book that came out a couple of weeks ago.
He looked at me with what looked like love in his eyes.
‘The Kama Sutra. I have at least a dozen different copies and each one is so incredibly beautiful.’
He nodded, waiting for me to go on.
‘And then, well, I can’t wait for Astro Poets to be released.’
I may have been gushing a little.
‘Ah,’ he said, quietly twirling his beard and contemplating my choices. I realised he was not looking at me with love in his eyes. He was looking over me at the next girl at the bar.
Maybe she liked Tolstoy.
‘I do read by the way,’ I added hastily. ‘Just lately I want light. I struggle to focus which I think is because of the internet but also because of the world, I cannot read another horror story,’
Of course that’s such bullshit, there are a zillion good books out there that are not horror stories and I’m lying when I say I THINK it is because of the internet, I KNOW it is because of the internet. It’s turning my brain to marshmallow, I’ve become kind of ADD, it is unhealthy and bad and time consuming too.
But it’s also so much fun. It’s where I found We Rate Dogs and Astro Poets!
I do read other stuff. Modern Love, Vogue, Playboy haha, only for the articles of course.
Okay, I’m in trouble, I know I have to find a balance.
So I’ve deleted Social Media off my phone. I’ve taken to the couch. I have a glass of wine. And a fabulous book, I’m on Chapter 10, Page 103 and you know, this is fantastic, don’t talk to me, I’m consumed…
Also, it can’t be all doom and gloom.
The guy from the bar just invited me on a date.
Too bad I can’t go.
N.B If you’re on Twitter, check out @dog_rates and @poetastrologers. They’re a lot of fun.
And you know how to find the Kama Sutra.