TIME ~ 时代

I have a bad habit. I need to read something if I am eating alone. That is, I always need something to keep me occupied. If the discussions of my meal companions are being chased off by me as bad companions are not available, then I would prefer to have something on hand to read.

I do have the habit of carrying books around. The basic criteria to whether a book would be carried out by me is simply whether it is a paperback. A hardcover is destined to a reading life of sitting beside my bed or being banished to some dusty corners of my room.

I confess that I am a rather unfeeling person. I do not cry easily. I could be watching a melodrama and still be laughing through it, especially if some substandard acting is involved.

However, today, with my rather heavy bag, I did not carry a book out. I dropped by the nearby newspaper store and bought some reading material to go along with my breakfast. My choice of reading material made me cry during my breakfast. This is what I was reading:


The cover of the TIME magazine that I am reading
Originally uploaded by yl.

我有一个坏习惯。当我独自用餐的时候,我一定得要有东西好阅读。也就是说,我一定需要某件事情让我有参预感的。所以如果用餐伙伴不在,我会选择阅读。

我也有带着书出门的习惯。基本上,一本书有没有希望被我带出街完全是取决于它是简装书还是精装书了。精装书的命运永远都是被我放在床边,以供我睡前阅读,而读完后,就被“流放”到睡房的某一个角落了。

我必须承认自己是个“没良心”的人。我不容易哭。我可以看一部苦情戏而全场发笑的,尤其是如果演员的演技并不如何。

但是,今天由于书包实在是太重了,连我这虎背熊腰的家伙都受不了了,也就没带书出门了。路过了报摊,买了点刊物来陪着早餐读。结果,选择的刊物让我胃口全失,并且流泪了。

我选读了《时代》 杂志。

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One Response to TIME ~ 时代

  1. Echo says:

    I so want to know what in that book made you cry ?

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