This week’s random question asks: Do you have people in your life (face-to-face) that are readers like you? Or, do you find that you have to reach out to those online in order to find like-minded folk?
It’s a little of both, actually. I have friends, colleagues and family members who share my enjoyment of reading and I enjoy getting to occasionally discuss our reading and to share recommendations.
But I will also admit I’ve got a solid network of on-line friends who share my love of reading and who have similar (and many times very different) interests. My on-line friends often help me find a book that I might have overlooked or not heard of yet or share a conversation about an old favorite. Many times I find the conversation on social networking sites fascinating just to see the reactions various people have to books I’ve read or plan to read. I try to avoid SPOILERS and so I may not read a full review until after I’ve finished the book in question.