Quote Originally Posted by BethS View Post
Some people are, by nature, remarkably incurious about other people, even people they're friendly with. It may also be that books are not important to them. Or maybe they don't actually know what questions to ask.

Me, I'd vastly prefer it if people would stop asking what I do with myself all day. Because then it often leads to..."You're a writer? What are you writing?" (a novel), "Have you published anything" (only a story), and worst of all, "What do you write?" (fantasy). "Oh. Ah. Hmmm." Then I get the glazed, polite look that says they're frantically looking for something else to talk about.

"Now you know what I do. And what do you do with your day, apart from asking boring questions."