Sunday, August 03, 2008

Eavesdropping with Matt (Episode Twenty-Five)

Dedicated to the young woman at Target who was slumped on the floor between the bookshelves, reading a novel. And also to... me! We had a conversation as we walked out of the store. (NOTE: Is it considered eavesdropping if you are merely reporting on a conversation that you had? I suppose not. But "Conversations with Matt" seemed a little much).

Me: How far did you get into that book you were reading?


Young woman (surprised to have a stranger talk to her but reassured to see that he is with his wife): Oh... not very far.  I actually have the book at home, but I haven't finished it yet.


Me: Is it that vampire book that just came out?


YW: Yeah.  Well, it's not the current one that just came out.


Me: We went by the bookstore today and there were tons of people coming in to buy that.


YW: Right.  I'm reading the first book in that series.


Me: I hear they're making a movie of the first book.


YW: That's right.


Me: Pretty exciting.


YW: Yeah!  I can't wait to read the book so that I can go to the movie and say, "That's nothing like the book!  This movie sucks!"


P.S.  This series is like Harry Potter for young women right now.  They are going crazy for it, pre-ordering books and arranging their lives around it.  FYI.