Are You Having a Lit Fit? Call (or Text) Our New Literary Chit Chat Line!

Posted by Danny on April 01, 2017


Here at Goodreads we recognize that sometimes you need to talk about the book you’re reading…right this instant. How many times have you been tortured by an unforeseen plot twist or reached the end of a book and screamed "Why?" Or maybe a beloved character perishes or an unusual couple comes together and you’re left shocked and confused. When that happens, who do you turn to? Friends and family are no help. All you hear from them is “Oh, I haven’t read that book yet.” Or “No spoilers!” Or “Who are you? I have no idea what you’re talking about, stop bothering me.”

There’s just got to be a better way. And now there is. Introducing the Literary Chit Chat Line™ by Goodreads. We’ve hired an army of book-loving experts to talk you through all your literary ups and downs. So, if you’re wondering what you should wear to a “red wedding” or simply need to vent about the end of literally any John Green novel, call now.

But wait, there’s more. If you're not in the mood for a phone call, feel free to text us, too. The same team we’ve hired to work the phone lines, also knows how to text. Our experts have been performing finger exercises for weeks in preparation for launch. Our texting lead Leopold Bloom had this to say: “Sure, I text in my everyday life, but I’ve never had to prepare myself for something like this. On top of all of the reading, I’ve really been working hard on my dexterity.”

So, whether you need to chat, vent, or simply praise a book, grab your phones and call or text 1-888-Goodreads. Well-read operators are standing by!

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message 1: by Elinor (new)

Elinor Nice one Goodreads!


message 2: by Lourdes (new)

Lourdes This was awesome.


message 3: by Alice Woodland (new)

Alice Woodland (AliceinBookland) OMG! I thought this was an April Fools Joke, at first, Totally loving this though.


message 4: by Borna (new)

Borna This is hilarious! :-)


message 5: by Alice Woodland (new)

Alice Woodland (AliceinBookland) Wait, this is an April Fools Joke. Nice one Goodreads!


message 6: by Becca (new)

Becca Am I the only one who would actually love for this to be real? LOL


message 7: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen If this were real I would actually probably use it!


message 8: by Nita (new)

Nita Kohli Way to go Goodreads :D :D


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

LOL and I thought I had a good April Fool's joke planned


message 10: by Rachel Anne (new)

Rachel Anne LOL this is hilarious!


message 11: by Shani (new)

Shani Hotline bling I could really get behind!


message 12: by Lu (new)

Lu Morales If this were real, I'd totally apply to join the army of book-loving experts.


message 13: by Qureshi (last edited Apr 01, 2017 06:51AM) (new)

Qureshi Haha! Nice one, but wish it was so in real.


message 14: by Eva (new)

Eva Hihihi, funny.


message 15: by Jane (new)

Jane I hope you all clicked on the link with the phone #.


message 16: by Spira-Virgo (new)

Spira-Virgo I actually do need a phone call. I can't handle with A Gathering Of Shadows any minute longer.
It's killing me! >A<


message 17: by Eileen (new)

Eileen OMG!! I love it! And I would totally apply to be one of the army of book lovers!


message 18: by Paul (new)

Paul I'd figured this was an April Fool's thing as soon as I saw it, but it's still very good. I especially love the completely random and brilliant Ulysses reference at the end. :D


message 19: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Great!!


message 20: by Likhitha (new)

Likhitha This is tragic! You raised up my hopes for a good chat and oh! Behold the reader in me weeping now.


Fluffy Unicorns An actual, not lame April Fool's joke about something I like, I'm impressed.


message 22: by Ray (new)

Ray Omg I actually believed that for a second!
thanks goodreads you just crashed my hopes and dreams :'(


message 23: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Lyons I'm so lonely that I'd actually go for this.


message 24: by Jessica (new)

Jessica I could have used this in 2003 when I finished Goblet of Fire at two in the morning and NO ONE UNDERSTOOD OR WAS EVEN AWAKE.


message 25: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. It's not a bad idea hahahaha.


message 26: by Eddie (new)

Eddie this is ALMOST as good as the harmbe bed!


message 27: by Dalan (new)

Dalan Mendonca #Winning April fools prank. Wish it was real.


message 28: by María (new)

María HAHAHAHAHA


Fluffy Unicorns Just realized if you click on the picture you get a dancing dumbledore.... nothing has ever looked so beautiful on April Fools


message 30: by Emyrose8 (new)

Emyrose8 Ugh, Goodreads, you got me! I totally wish this were real...


message 31: by Alan-Without-Poe (new)

Alan-Without-Poe Becca wrote: "Am I the only one who would actually love for this to be real? LOL"

Hahah, you are not alone.


message 32: by Yun (new)

Yun So HILARIOUS!!! n Brilliant!


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Wonderful idea!


message 34: by Megharin (new)

Megharin Great April Fools joke but I would use this A LOT!!


message 35: by Colette (new)

Colette Sure had me going...I was like HUH? LMAO! I really thought it was real until I read the comments. GR got me good! :D


message 36: by andrea have (new)

andrea have sassy books to read JA JA JA SO HILARIOUS!


message 37: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer But why can't we? Why can't you? Do you know I threw Wool across the room? I needed to talk that out so I could continue reading the book.


message 38: by Marta (new)

Marta I would actually love it if this was real :D


message 39: by Shima (last edited Apr 01, 2017 08:24AM) (new)

Shima Remeber the time they said they were launching a Goodreads Dating site?
They do the absolute best fool day posts.


message 40: by Belén (new)

Belén heard that sound? that was my heart breaking


good one!


message 41: by Mahima (new)

Mahima Gosh! Goodreads got me on this one! :-D


message 42: by Raven (new)

Raven Always the best April's fools ideas. Good one Goodreads. :D


message 43: by Liz (new)

Liz Aw man. I wish it was real. But that was funny!!


message 44: by Alan-Without-Poe (new)

Alan-Without-Poe Belén wrote: "heard that sound? that was my heart breaking


good one!"

Exactly! I was pulling out my phone. Hahaha.



message 45: by Iolanda (new)

Iolanda LOL thought this was a bit of a stretch even for Goodreads.


message 46: by Shaily (new)

Shaily Wish this was a real thing, actually.. I'd love this job


Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews) I need this to be real! I was legitimately excited for a second there. LOL =/


message 48: by E.F.B. (new)

E.F.B. I saw this on Twitter while I was still sleepy this morning and for half a second I thought, "Seriously? They must be joking." Then I remembered the date and that, yes, they are joking. XD


message 49: by Eddie (new)

Eddie Yes operator.. hello. I need help... I am just enthralled with this new zombie erotica series.. IT is taking my heart (and brains) away!


message 50: by Mysgydid (new)

Mysgydid I so wish this were real!


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