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 smile with your eyes
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 76
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I'm educated and stupid..good to know.

I never EVER thought of a date to the freaking bookstore..that's AWESOME! What the hell? Wow. Great idea Midland. The possibilities are endless though for freaking a girl out at the bookstore...however as I type this I'm thinking any guy that goes to the kids books and picks up a Shel Silverstein or Maurice Sendak...will be my hero.

Anyone wanna go to the bookstore????
 jumpypants
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 77
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 11:32:23 AM
midland,

I think I hate self-help books from ex's who would read them and eyeball me.

Once, "according to her book, I was a sex addict".

Well, DUH.
 Thejerrk
Joined: 1/13/2006
Msg: 78
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 11:33:36 AM
I took a date to Chapters once...Coffee and Books, I dont read but knew she did..It was a Quite Setting, and Coffee...Im so smart...*Pats self on back*
 midlandgirl
Joined: 8/15/2005
Msg: 79
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 11:35:40 AM
Jumpy, once I was at a bookstore and was - well - interested in a fella.

So I went over, got Rampling in the most casual manner...and brought it back, asked him if he'd like to hear some of it..

bawhahaha!

Then I took him outside the into the mall into Victoria's Secret.

Poor man.

Angel, find Anne Rampling, and always know where that weapon is if you'd like to use it. Any man that's cruised that series is going to eye you like mad if you sit, read, then look at him followed by licking your lips and fanning yourself.

Heavy duty stuff. Go for it. What a set up......
 Fry Lock
Joined: 10/4/2005
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Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 11:42:56 AM
I only check out the books if I'm out of reading material myself at the time; you will find a COMPLETE collection of Ann Rule on my shelves, as well as any other books on serial killers/mass murderers, or freakishly outlandish true crimes that I can find; the best gift I ever got was a hardback collection of True Crimes & Punishments from my brother when I was a teen; I devoured those books at the library, till they had to pull them out of circulation because they were worn out; the only other books at my house belong to the kid, and she is into Holocaust stories (Anne Frank, etc) and anything by Andrew Clements....
 angelab
Joined: 2/16/2006
Msg: 81
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 11:47:24 AM
Dude. That's a great idea.

Next time I have a date I'm taking him to the flippin bookstore... If he doesn't think it's weird that I spend most of my time next to the war history books I'm taking him to my car and having sex with him.

But seriously, yeah that is a good idea. It would be a perfect way to see if this person is someone I could have more than one or two semi-deep conversations with.
 Mani
Joined: 5/17/2004
Msg: 82
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Posted: 3/22/2006 11:48:59 AM
I also do this all the time. I will even question the person on any particular book (especially those I have read) to see if they remember and try to figure out what kind of a reader that person is. I also visualized the type of relationship it could be based on the books I see. Most of the time I'm correct. And if I don't know anty of the book in the bookshelves, then it makes the person even more interesting

no book=makes me rethink the whole relationship

Any Kundera = done deal-long term
Bret Easton Ellis = interesting !!!
Any early 20th century russian author = it's love
Houellebecq = can you be my soul mate?
Anything dealing with politics and economics = at least we can be friends
Popper = wow a smart one-definitely a keep
Anne rice = again interesting!! We will probably fck
and Apolinaire, Sade = We are going to fck, now!
Seflhelp book = sorry this won't work and the whole it's not you it's me thing
To much fiction = sorry this won't work and the whole it's not you it's me thing
Only fantasy = get a life and sorry this won't work and the whole it's not you it's me thing

There is much more but it kind of becomes redundant!
 jumpypants
Joined: 2/20/2006
Msg: 83
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 11:49:25 AM
Midland,

I bought an Anne Rampling book once, and had to ask where to find it. Apparently Barnes and Noble has an "adult" section.

When I bought it, the lady opened up a new register and whisked me out of the store.

I was mortified. I think buying copy of "Juggs Magazine" would have been less embarassing.
 Stormsong
Joined: 3/14/2006
Msg: 84
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:00:26 PM
Jumpy, And she thought this was a bad thing? lol
 YamIhere
Joined: 3/17/2005
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Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:05:02 PM
Go on a date to a bookstore? For some reason I think that would be an awful first-date venue.
 EB1
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 86
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:06:41 PM
No, I check the bookshelf too.

Anything about Maths, very good in fact excellent.
Psychology, very interesting
Travel books, good
Biographies, good
etc.


Porn, not so good
romance novels, I would run if I see any man having these(don't read them myself and if a man reads them I'm scared)
How to get over the relationship with my mum-books(I would run even faster)
 Colin A. S.
Joined: 2/8/2006
Msg: 87
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:08:30 PM
#85: well, if they were both book worms it would be romantic. However, 99% of the posters in this thread are either being facetious or promoting the worst case of 'art fag' i've seen ever.




reminds me of that 'medicine cabinet' thread a while back. (you remember the one: "omfg so i told her she had herpes!")
 YamIhere
Joined: 3/17/2005
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Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:10:15 PM

well, if they were both book worms it would be romantic.

I don't disagree with that, but ... maybe it's just me .... but I don't see a bookstore as a location that is conducive to conversation. Isn't getting to know one another a big part of dating?
 EB1
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 89
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:11:19 PM
They have lovely coffee shops inside the bookstores nowadays
 Colin A. S.
Joined: 2/8/2006
Msg: 90
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:11:56 PM
i think the women are mostly fantasizing about hot sex in a library.
 Al_Bear
Joined: 2/12/2006
Msg: 91
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:12:42 PM
Note to self. Hide porn mags etc. Before EB moves to Canada put out Engineering text books.
 EB1
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 92
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:12:58 PM
No, we don't. You have to be quiet in the library so that would not work
 GeorgieGirl2006
Joined: 3/13/2006
Msg: 93
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:13:48 PM
I would have thought that if you are interested in their book collection, and they are serious about reading, AND you met on POF, then one or both of you would most likely have taken part in some of the book threads. Or at the very least discussed books during your private conversations.
 EB1
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 94
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:14:31 PM
Thanks Al Bear, I'll have the home inspection kit ready.

I give you a warning. I'm coming to Canada in early July, is that enough time for everyone to hide the stuff???
 Colin A. S.
Joined: 2/8/2006
Msg: 95
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:14:51 PM
watch it though, since engineering students are seen as knuckle dragging neanderthal chauvanist pigs by canadian women. Maybe it's got something to do with that old incident in december a long time ago in quebec with the polytech students.
 dotrimble
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 96
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:15:09 PM
books are a good guage of a persons interests. If they have a bookshelf thats 1 point for them!
 harmony50
Joined: 4/10/2005
Msg: 97
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:17:59 PM
Don't keep the "The Multi-Orgasmic Man" on a book shelf.... mine is on the bedside table.

I believe scanning a lady's book shelf will tell you a lot about the relating potential as well. She'll really get my attention if she has any quantum physics books on her shelf.

Problem with all my favourite books is they are invariably loaned to my friends and many of them have this program where ownership is somehow automatically conferred by the act of reading the book....
 EB1
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 98
 Colin A. S.
Joined: 2/8/2006
Msg: 99
Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:20:00 PM
seriously though, the best way to gauge a person's reading comprehension is to search the "stories/creative writing" "humor" and "poems and quotes" "recipes" and "travel" forums...heck, doing a little research on a person's forum postings is essential


EB for instance has nothing in the above, except 'travel'...and smile with your eyes has a RETARDED amount of posts in 'humor' *giggles*
 bikebowman
Joined: 3/28/2005
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Am I the only one who always goes straight to the bookshelf when over for the first time?
Posted: 3/22/2006 12:44:10 PM
See...me and my G-Friend go to the book store all the time.
Problem is we always spend way to much.
Now they should have a forum topic on books if you ask me
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