TheBookPolice wrote: narcoleptish wrote:
Concerning the Naked Girls Reading performance:http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/art ... icle=32129
I can appreciate anything that gets people exposed to literature (no pun) but I'll bet dollars to donuts that there will be a handful of creepy guys there, drinking diet cokes and trying to sneak pictures with their phones. Is it worth it?
Yep. I liked this bit in the comment from "Babe Lincoln," whose obvious wit must have propelled her over the "real name" requirement on the Daily side:
The nudity itself is just an audience draw and not overly focused on. We're more concerned with giving the attendees a well rounded (hah) good time then just saying "We're naked so come stare at us."
And yet...and yet...
I read the article this morning and had similar thoughts. What a small target that is, the people who are so interested in literature that they are intrigued by new ways to use and enjoy literature, and so the idea of being read to by a naked woman is edgy and tempting, but not so tempting that they focus solely on the naked woman. Also, they cannot be literature purists, as they may be put off by the naked reading idea, or simply being read to in the first place.
To be honest, I find it easier to digest thought-provoking works by reading them at my own pace, going over heavier sentences more than once, carefully mouthing every word. But, alas, a Naked Woman Reading Room sounds fairly distracting, too. Maybe try the Naked Repulsive Member of Non-Attracted Gender Reading Room to help keep your nose in the book?