We’ve got the best fans in the world! It’s getting a bit too chilly to go topless outdoors in New York City, and we haven’t yet finalized our plans for indoor alternatives during the winter months. But we’ve heard from women all over the country and all over the world who’ve expressed solidarity with us, and we’ve invited them to be part of our grand adventure by sending us a photo of themselves reading their favorite book top-free, and lo and behold, some of them have.
Our first images come from the delicious BiblioBabes, Kat and Cara, in Canada, and god bless them, they love books and getting naked and what more could anyone want? We’ll even forgive that Kat’s reading an e-book in the photo above. (We’re ink-and-paper girls ourselves.)
We also got a submission from a fan in New York who asked to remain anonymous (hence her face being just out of frame) but who wrote, “This is so awesome …I would like to express how excited I am to be a part of what you’re doing.” Well, we’re excited to have you be part of it! (Extra points for elevating the level of the discourse by bringing Zora Neale Hurston into the picture, and even more for doing so without straying too far from pulp fiction: the book is “a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo.”) We can’t wait to share a blanket with you in the park when the weather’s warm enough again!
And how about you…? If you’d like to show the world you’re a proud naked reader like us, send a photo to toplesspulpfiction[AT]gmail.com, and we’ll post our favorites. (Heck, we’ve got some extra copies left of Hard Case Crime’s new books, including GETTING OFF…while supplies last, we’ll send a free copy to everyone whose photo we run! How’s that for incentive?)
In the meantime, keep those thermostats up, those bras off, and those pages turning!