karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,

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Book lovers in every sense of the word

Last summer PW ran an article on social networking sites for book lovers, describing how the web now offers places for books lovers to catalog their collections and share their literary tastes with each other. It's heartening to know there are enough book lovers in the world to make sites like LibraryThing and Shelfari viable. Now the New York Times has run an essay on a different aspect of book lover relationships—people who make dating and relationship choices based on reading preferences. The essay is titled "It’s Not You, It’s Your Books." In some cases, one person's love of a specific book was a deal breaker for the other (I guess Ayn Rand is one writer you either love or hate). In another, mere ignorance of an author was enough to doom the relationship. Yet another way in which writers touch their readers lives!
Tags: books, writers

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