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“I think you can tell a lot about people by their book shelves.”

“Yep.”

“…John Waters says that if you come to someone’s house and they don’t--”

“Have books don’t fuck them. My cousin tweeted that this morning.”

“Your cousin sounds smart.”

“I’ll set you up if this doesn’t work out. She’s a first year at U of T. Majoring in English, minor in Art History. I bet she’d love to hear you little theory on what women’s bookshelves say about them. I bet you could run down her self esteem a little with your diatribe against the Brontes. You couple that with your story about hiking through the Spanish highlands to really get For Whom the Bell Tolls and I’m pretty sure you could get first date head.”

“…I-- I’m not sure…what…”

“Incisive.”

“I’m going to go.”

“Hold up. You wouldn’t be looking at my bookshelf at all if I didn’t like you. Just have enough respect to save your ‘you can tell a lot about someone by their bookshelf” bit for impressionable freshmen.”

“Okay...?”

“Okay. What are you reading right now?”

“Gravity's Rainbow.”

“How do you like it?”

“It’s real a masterpieces of…”

“Go on.”

“I don’t understand a fucking thing about it.”

“Me neither.”

“Cool.”

Created: Feb 23, 2012

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