I’m that woman who now carries multiple books in my purse, several pens, my journal, and usually a little pad.
Who spends her money on journals and books, then groceries, or small necessities like dental floss. Who likes to eat out, and when I do, I bring a book or a journal or both with me.
Who often comes off as a bit aloof, but honestly I am quite sensitive.
Who likes to have a conversation with my books, underlining and highlighting.
Who is quiet when I first meet people, and is always a good listener. With time and familiarity, I open up and can be lighthearted and affectionate– but only if I trust you. And only if you’re respectful towards me.
Who will ask questions when she doesn’t know what to say, which is a double-win because then the other person talks and I get to learn about them.
Who thinks before I speak and chooses my words with care. Who does not speak dishonestly.
I’m never bored, because I can always read. But I am very sincere.
I care a lot about my friends, and prefer deeper friendships to a host of acquaintances.
If you ever spot me, or someone like me– you will always win if you ask what we’re reading.