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Old 01-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #12
samhy
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On the other hand, I would love to chat with someone about a book I'm reading (or he/she's reading), but it's not common over here.
In Japan, it happened to me once in the subway. A Japanese man commenting my book (I don't put covers ), kind of bold given the circumstances but I was so ecstatic for days, I can tell you.
In France, someone asked me about ereaders and I was more than glad to share as much as I could. It was weird because it was an inspector, minutes after having checked my pass.
In London, once again in the subway, a little boy came to me and started to touch my reader believing it was a tablet It was a little bit confusing (to me), but I explained to him it was an ereader and he didn't need to press the screen hard by showing him how to turn the pages. He played with it for a couple of minutes, before getting off with his mum.

Those interactions are definitely a cultural and quite fascinating thing So maybe, instead of talking to strangers of their book, people will talk about their ereader? (win-win)
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