The Strange Reading Sensation That’s Taking The Internet By Storm!Will S.
With the Instagram account âHot Dudes Readingâ trending with over 312k followers (as of the writing of this article), the reading community is getting strange, voyeuristic attentionÂ from the Internet! The account simply aggregatesÂ pictures of men reading actual books (no kindles) on the subway lines of New York City.
But why has this become such a popular Instagram account?Â
The answer lies in questions: No matter your gender, how many times have you been on a bus or a subway, trying to get a peek at the cover of someone elseâs book? How frequently do you start conversations with friendly bibliophiles based on the book in their hand? How proud do you feel when you read in public? The love of reading can be a solitary task, but reading in public brings our passion for books closer to world around us. Plus, it’s a great way to make new friends and learn something new!
Not all of us live in a metropolis or regularly use public transportation but we do find places to read: the DMV, the doctorâs office, at a cafÃ©, in our cars on our lunch break. Where is your favorite place to read?