TA: Has anyone ever read Madame Bovary? [Class remains silent.] What the fuck do they have you guys reading these days?! I’m leaving. –Sociology class, NYU Expert conversationalist: I’m just going to sit here and read. You can talk to me while I’m reading if you want. –Cafe Henri, West Village Girl: The stupid freshmen are so irresponsible with their readings that the teacher has to give us a quiz on the readings every week! So now I actually have to have this all read before class. –Washington Square Park Overheard by: Maija Redhead on cell: I spoke to Mom today. She is writing a book! The Jewish Girl’s Guide to Riker’s Island. –53rd & 3rd Overheard by: Bruni 20-ish girl on cell: I don’t like this Barnes and Noble! All they have are books! –Barnes & Noble Overheard by: Muffin