fileg (fileg) wrote,

you get what you pay for

article here says:

Harry Potter books don't impress women

Single men are being warned to bin their Harry Potter books if they want to attract the opposite sex while on holiday.

The fantasy novels are a big turn-off for girls, warns a new survey by publishers Penguin, who say Potter and The Lord Of The Rings books are the worst reads to pack in your suitcase this summer reports the Daily Star.

If men want to impress ladies on the beach, then Nick Hornby or Emily Bronte are the best bets.

Sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox said: "On a beach, with so little on, a book can tell you far more about someone than their choice of swimming trunks or a beach towel.

"Pick a classic and woman will swoon at your sensitive nature."

I will put aside my first reaction, since you are all laughing on the floor with me by now, to say -

If you read LoTR or HP or whatever -- and you want to find a partner with similar interests -- read the damn book you are reading.

I like classics, too, but I am sorry - if I see a grown up guy reading Wuthering Heights, my admitedly prejudiced first reaction isn't going to be sensitive, so much as "oversensitive." I love Bronte, but my swooning over that genera days ended in my teens.

The way this is worded, it seems like a recipe for disaster to me:
Pretend to read what you don't like, in order to find a pretentious partner looking for a good liar...

now maybe if he's reading Beowulf....

Have I mentioned that Jim and, who had actually been to a couple of mutual friends parties before, first noticed and spoke to each other over an illustrated edition of The Hobbit? That was 26 years ago. So much for Ananova.

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