I’m an unashamed bibliophile, unable to resist the lure of a new book on pretty much any subject. My bookshelves groan under the weight and, somewhat surprisingly seeing my digital heritage, i rarely buy eBooks or read longform online.
The way i read books has barely changed, but the way i find them is unrecognisable: formerly i would have browsed the shelves of the local Waterstones or Borders, but today, i turn to the community.
I checked the list of recommendations that i’ve picked up this year so far: fifteen titles. That’s fifteen titles that have been suggested, unsolicited, by people who know my interests and are recommending a fit.
When meaning in the Social Age is created alongside and within our communities, it’s reassuring to know that they know me so well.
So now, after a long week, i can settle down for the weekend with a good book, suggested by good company.