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Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
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They said to me "Do you do Twitter?"

I said no, I have Goodreads.

They said "What about Facebook?"

I said no, I have Goodreads - this is funny, someone said it should be called Bookface.

They didn't get that.

They said "Do you have a blog?"

I said well, no, I do Goodreads.

They looked at each other, and then they said "We heard you don't even have a mobile phone."

I said yeah, you heard right.

They said "Don't tell us, you have Goodreads."

I said "Now you're making fun of me."

They said "Huh, we don't need to."

They said "This Goodreads, it's for like book reviews? Is that right?"

I said "Well... yes, but... it's kind of... more than that"

I wasn't convincing them.

They said "More than that? You mean you talk about music and movies and like real life?"

I said "Well, it is actually books we're talking about, but, er, life does come into it"

There was a silence.

Then they said they had to go.
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October 18, 2007 – Shelved
November 28, 2007 – Shelved as: litcrit

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message 1: by Kris (new)

Kris Paul, this sounds all too familiar:

"I said "Well, it is actually books we're talking about, but, er, life does come into it"

There was a silence.

Then they said they had to go."


message 2: by Garima (new)

Garima A friend of mine whom I suggested to use Goodreads complained that she didn't find a certain book, but I told her that she has already added it, I saw it on her update feed. She said Yes, but I can't read it there. And there was silence.


message 3: by Katya (new)

Katya Vinogradova This particular review proves that you don't even need to mention the books at all, lol.


message 4: by Kris (new)

Kris Garima wrote: "A friend of mine whom I suggested to use Goodreads complained that she didn't find a certain book, but I told her that she has already added it, I saw it on her update feed. She said Yes, but I can..."

Oh no.....


message 5: by PJforaDay (new)

PJforaDay HAHA .This has happened waaaaay to many times to me.


Moira Russell Hah, awesome.


midnightfaerie lol...beautiful! so true!


message 8: by Peacejanz (new)

Peacejanz Are you following me around and recording my "conversations" with neighbors?

I have had these conversations! peace, janz


Paul Bryant ha, we are of the same tribe!


message 10: by Paul (new) - rated it 4 stars

Paul Bryant that this, sometimes, is the fate of people who read too many novels.


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan i have the same problem too:( you are not alone!


Trashy Garbage same problem here..,


message 13: by Sara (new)

Sara Goldenberg Bookface - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


message 14: by Paul (new) - rated it 4 stars

Paul Bryant yeah, I think Goodreads really missed a trick there


 ☆*:.。. DANIELA .。.:*☆ I have to start with "It's a social media for book nerds" instead of "you can find books here!" for people to take it seriously.


message 16: by Paul (new) - rated it 4 stars

Paul Bryant fortunately nerds have become almost cool recently.....

almost that is


message 17: by Suzy (new)

Suzy Paul wrote: "yeah, I think Goodreads really missed a trick there"

Exactly what I thought! And I have had these same conversations - it's epidemic. :)

I've quit trying to explain. I've met my virtual tribe here on GR!


message 18: by Sabin (new)

Sabin Actually I have a lot of fun when people ask me how my girlfriend and I met and I tell them that we met on Goodreads.


message 19: by Peggy (new)

Peggy That's literally me :D


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