Ch 3 – Kinky Pulpism

Pictured above: My view from “The Last Book Store” in downtown Los Angeles.

Turn book pages with your tongue.                                         – Ray Bradbury

Bookstores. They are getting harder to find; vanishing as quickly as sex shops and porn palaces once did. A few brick-and-mortar establishments still exist for those of us who suffer from a bookworm fetish known as Kinky Pulpism.

My obsession is sniffing printer’s ink from the pages of a book. In a papal stupor, I cruise the valley like a nightcrawler searching for a newsstand for a quick tabloid fix.

Nothing matches the tactile pleasure of grasping a book by its spine. Then flipping through the pages so fast it creates a fan effect. The aroma nearly brings me to orgasm.

Sometimes I get a paper cut. No problem. I suck my finger with the zeal of a vampire.

Question: What do you call paper cuts at a Vampire Reading Circle?


IMG_4953Hundreds of books cover my bedroom walls as they did when I was a kid. Always close at hand, both friend and lifelong companion.

 

Answer: A Circle Suck


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