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Books Automatically Make You an Interesting Conversationalist Sometimes, when you are at a party where you don’t know anyone, instead of feeling like a fish out of the pond, talking to strangers can be an exciting experience. Forget your inhibitions – when you know what to talk about, you will seem more confident and automatically more and more people will be drawn towards you. Talking about the weather is so last season; nowadays it’s all about books. People who haven’t read books are venturing into this new world and trying this new habit, because of the many movie adaptations. Who isn’t familiar with the trending hash tag ‘#hotdudesreading’? People have gone above and beyond to acquire books. Advance bookings of novels and books are not a surprise anymore, but rather a norm. Books can make you a great conversationalist. Talking about what you love instantly makes you attractive to the other people. Being passionate about something adds that glow and attractiveness to your personality and you practically shine through the crowd. Even when you have never met a person, talking about a book can instantly make you interesting to them. After a while, you find yourself discuss- ing the finer points in the plot with a person you did not even know a few minutes ago. Books can make for a great conversation starter and can take you a long way through the initial awkward moments with a stranger, if you don’t know what to talk about. How many people are forced to rely on their smart phones on first dates and awkward first meetings, because they don’t know what to talk about? I mean who doesn’t like to talk about books? And if someone is not interested in talking about books rather about how good the canapés are, it’s their loss right? 17 Sometimes you meet strangers and they become your lifelong friend, because you decided to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird with them while they were reading that on the subway train. Books can introduce you to friends, who you have never met before. Do your eyes lit up when you see someone reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding. And you find yourself itching to ruefully discuss the unhappy truths that make the book special and sad at the same time. Starting conver-