So reading anything in public except for a book about fart jokes would make you seem like an asshole who just wants to appear smart? Are you fucking kidding me? This is blatant anti-intellectualism. "I'm not capable of reading anything outside of the realm of Twilight and Fifty Shades or Grey, anyone who else reads a 'serious' book is just pretending to be smart." You know what, chances are that they are actually more intelligent than you. Maybe if you spent half as much time reading better books as you do writing vacuous fucking articles you'd be able to tell that.