I was reminded of this at a meeting today. A couple months ago I decided to give Stephanie Meyer's Twilight a try, since so many people were reading it. I was on desk glancing at the first chapter when I hear:
"BWA-HA-HA-HA! You're reading 'Twilight!' That's a sissy book. You must be a big girlie!"
I looked up and saw a girl with glasses, probably in middle school, whom I had never seen before. She was pointing at the book.
"I thought I'd give it a try," I said.
"Ha-ha-ha! You're a girlie!"
I wound up getting about a third of the way through it before deciding it I wasn't its target audience. A week after that the girl spots me again.
"You're the one reading that sissy book."
"For your information, I gave up. It was too girly."
"What's that you're holding?"
"Er ..." It was volume 6 of Love*Com.
"BWA-HA-HA-HA! You always read sissy girlie stuff!"
And so on ... I wish I knew who this this girl is.
What's embarrassing is that I actually *like* "Love*Com."