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Booking Thru Thursday
thurs 21 apr 2011

Booking Through Thursday meme

  • Up until recently, people could browse your bookshelves and learn a lot about you -- what your interests are, your range of topics, favorite authors, how much you read (or at least buy books).
    More and more, though, this is changing. People aren't buying books so much as borrowing them from the library. Or reading them on their e-readers or computers. There's nothing PHYSICAL on the shelves to tell strangers in your home, for better or worse, who you ARE.
    Do you think this is a good thing? Bad? Discuss!

ha. As I mentioned last time, I don't want people in my home, and I certainly don't want strangers in my home!

My social life is online. And strangers (and Friends!) are welcome to visit my GoodReads profile. I keep up with the books I've read there.

And, of course, I don't think this is good, bad or indifferent! It's just the way things are... More people are reading ebooks. More people are downsizing into smaller homes. More people have to go to the library to get their reading fix.

And more people are sharing their reading lists online! I still get book recommendations from people I know in real life. But many of the books I choose to read, I've discovered in my online wanderings.

The Internet is a good thing. :)

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