Book GamePosted: February 17, 2013
i don’t know or really care what the attraction is, but there was a time when i was ALWAYS reading. i went through my “heady” book days and the whole nine. well, for a while i used to highlight certain passages from books (don’t do it anymore). i was living in Spain and was cool with this 19 yo girl. she was a solid 8, into retro crap. now what you need to understand was Spain isn’t a huge base, after a year, you know damn near everyone…..so we had to keep things VERY down low.
well, me and girl used to ALWAYS talk books. we were talking about infedility and relationships and i mention Kundera’s “the unbearable lightness of being” and how a man can sleep with multiple women but still only love one.
she was hooked. so i let her borrow my copy. about a week later she saw me and gushed, “ZOMG, you highlight parts of your books?” i nodded and admitted to my “crime” (i read the book back in 2003) and couldn’t understand what she was tripping over. then she mentioned the passage about a man only sleeping (as in sleep- sleep) with a woman he truly loves, that a man cannot allow himself to be vulnerable with a woman as to sleep next to her unless he is in love with her.
for some reason that shit lit her up. we ended up getting coffee during her break (she was at work) and we discussed the book.
fast forward 2 months and she’s at my place, i’m making us lunch (cooking game) and i made my move. we were on the sofa looking at my collection of money from all over the world (pre-Euro) and i leaned in and kissed her. we ended up sleeping together, and thus began a VEEEEEERY secret affair that lasted until i left Spain. went on for about 5-6 months.
she was cool. she was very down to earth. i liked her. but i knew it was just a dream. i knew it’d never be anything more than Spain. but sometimes, that’s enough. a brief interlude of romanticism brings a man back to earth and out of his own head. i was in an odd place then, and she really pulled me back to reality, to a better place.
all this just from a book that i highlighted. i don’t practice this anymore btw. but i’ve had more than one woman borrow a book and comment on my making highlights of passages. i can only assume (since i don’t have a vagina) that women (who typically read a LOT) can’t resist a man who reads. my books are really “guy’ish” type books. poetry, philosophy, short stories, classics, and more “male” oriented fiction. i’d like to believe a man’s books give a woman an idea as to what type man she’s dealing with.
EVERY TIME i have a new woman come to the house, she will ALWAYS gravitate to my books and nose through them. never underestimate a woman’s tingles to your library (if you don’t have one….start one NOW, even if it’s only a few books…..if you want suggestions- see below for a few personal faves).
selection of short stories by thomas wolfe
meditations by marcus aurelius
the unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera
heart of darkness by joseph conrad
fight club by chuck palahniuk
love is a dog from hell by charles bukowski
the complete poems of frederick lorca/pablo neruda
siddartha by herman hesse
portable henry rollins
huck finn and tom sawyer by mark twain
wuthering heights by emily bronte (my FAVORITE classic novel)
thus spoke zarathustra friedrich nietzsche
that should get you started. and remember….ALWAYS have one book that is sexual in nature sitting in there. a woman who’s considering fucking you will ALWAYS grab said book and look through it- i use “how to give her absolute pleasure” by lou paget.
happy hunting, and stay up.
as an aside, i’m watching “my dog skip”, and i ALWAYS get close to tears at the end (just like old yeller), and girl i mentioned above watched it with me once and went absolutely ape-shit when she noticed i was choked up at the end. i’m sure Brody sitting at her feet MAY have had something to do with it. but i just don’t get why girls get so moist over guys that get mushy at “dog dying” movies. i could watch a woman get shot and die and think, “damn….that sucks.” but a dog dies….i’m a like a 5 year old girl with a skinned knee. lol.