Texts From Last Night: Reading Edition

So I stayed in last night to read…and things got wild.

(917): I got kicked out of Barnes and Noble because I put all the copies of Lincoln in the Bardo in the Spirituality section. GEORGE SAUNDERS IS MY RELIGION.

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(354): Is it normal for your ears to be ringing the morning after?

(289): I don’t know, what did you do last night?

(289): Concert?

(289): Screaming girls?

(354): Six. straight. hours. of. audio book.

 

(412): I’ve got to stop reading at night. I woke up this morning covered in Philip Roth pages I’d ripped out in my sleep.

 

(768): I’m not going to lie, I can’t even see straight this morning.

(287): Shit, no way dude. What were you up to?

(768): I got so deep into Sula

(287): That was her name?!

(768): Nah, that’s a book by Toni Morrison, I swear it’s like 8 point font.

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(376): …things are so awkward here. SOS.

(944): Oh god. What’s going on? I’m still at dinner but can come after.

(376): I just told my boyfriend that I prefer the movie to the book and he hasn’t looked at me in an hour. He’s cradling his copy of A Clockwork Orange and rocking back and forth.

 

(607): I drank so much warm milk, like so much warm milk, that I had to put down Woman in the Window four different times to pee at like, the worst possible moments. FML.

 

(493): I saw her again at the bar. That’s the third time I’ve randomly seen her in the last week. Library, coffee shop, and now bar.

(716): That’s so weird, who brought her out?

(493): She was all alone! It was all I could do not to take her home with me, you know? At this point it feels like fate.

(716): I feel you, but also is it too far that you’ve personified a book this much?

(493): NEVER. CIRCE I AM COMING FOR YOU!!!!

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(215): I woke up this morning with $300 charged on my credit card. I sleep-shopped at Shakespeare & Co again.

 

(787): I just got banned from the bar for life.

(912): Ummmm. Why.

(787): The bartender said it “wasn’t an accident” that I tripped the shot girl with my book.

(787): He was right.

(787): Shot girl told me she didn’t like Americanah.

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