Best Book Club Ever!
I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to reading for pleasure, I’m as slack as one person can get—and I was an English major, for goodness sake!
Honestly, though, I only stopped reading for fun when I started teaching English to college freshmen. After reading so many bad papers—chock full of grammatical errors, misspellings and so-called text message speak—the last thing I wanted to do when I returned home was to start reading even more. Granted, published authors generally make fewer mistakes, but it still seemed like a chore.
Then I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post about the one book club that might prompt me to start pleasure reading again: the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society (OCETPFAS) in New York City. Here’s how the group describes themselves on their website:
“We’re a group of friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends, and complete strangers, who love good books and sunny days and enjoying both as nearly in the altogether as the law allows. Happily, in New York City, the law allows toplessness by both men and women. So that’s the way we do our al fresco reading. If you’re in New York and the weather’s good, won’t you join us sometime?”
Sadly, I live in North Carolina and have no plans to visit NYC in the near future, but that may have to change soon—unless I’m permitted to start my own topless book club down south, that is!
Posted on May 8, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged books, commentary, current-events, entertainment, funny, humor, news, nudity, OCETPFAS, perspectives, reading, stupid, women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.