What is it that I love about reading women? The open book, the journey the art takes on when we are admiring. Relaxed poses, often the woman is somewhere else. We are left wondering…What is she reading? Why is this book so interesting at this time? Is it fiction, non fiction, or maybe her own work. Many of the works of art I own have themes of reading. Many early pieces of art show women reading or pausing from reading. The woman wanted to show that she had status. She was wealthy enough to afford an education. There are even works of art showing women with writing utensils in their mouth to prove to the viewer this woman was at least middle class. She was probably doing family accounting for the store front.