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February 21, 2008

You’ve Got a Friend

Filed under: books,friends,websites — Kathy @ 12:04 am
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I like to make lists. I’m patently unorganized, and making lists gives me the illusion that I really AM organized. I recently discovered which helps satisfy my urge to list all the books I read. The site also is meant to help it’s members network with book loving friends, so I thought it sounded fun. I signed up (it’s free) and immediately had exactly 0 friends. So I told Jo about it, and then she joined and I then had 1 friend. Of course Jo immediately garnered 9 or 10 friends. She invited my sister, Stephanie, to join, who did and pretty quickly was up to 7 friends, so then I jumped up to 2 friends.

As I write this, Stephanie has her 7 friends, Jo has 13 friends, and I still have 2. I love my two friends. I would do anything in the world for them, after all, there are only 2 of them. I would make something by hand for them. Or bake something yummy for them. Or chat on the phone in a pleasant manner with them. Or take a trip with them and let them have the window seat. I’m nice like that. To my friends. My 2 friends.

I’d love to have more friends, of course. Who wouldn’t? For instance, I’d love for Stacie, Marianne, Sheldon, Connie, Holly, Lynnette, Rosie, Matt, Jennie, Myrna, Scott, Ross and Leone (even audio books count!), and you too, if you like to read, to be my friends in the goodreads network. Chances are, I’ll still have 2 friends a month from now. But a girl can dream, can’t she?

So here’s to lists, and books, and friends. I hope to have lots of all three someday.



  1. Well now you have at least one more! And I require no crafting in reciprocation.

    Comment by Jory — February 21, 2008 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

  2. Okay, I joined Goodreads just for you. And since I don’t use any of those “standard” email addys, I have zero friends. (But not for long, huh? ‘Cuz I’ve got you, huh Kath?) I bet now you are feeling the love.

    Comment by Stacie — February 21, 2008 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  3. Stacie, thanks for the love. You are my closest friend, like right across town. Jory, I’m jealous of your book collection, and you are my truest friend, as in not a relative. Wow, I’m smiling.

    Comment by Kathy — February 22, 2008 @ 2:19 am | Reply

  4. Wow, up to 8 friends! You got results even from some I’d invited who wouldn’t join. But I think those people with huge lists of friends have just made up lots of profiles for themselves to look popular.

    Comment by myhandsfull — February 25, 2008 @ 6:27 am | Reply

  5. It was hard, but i signed in to Goodreads, and I think I’m even your friend, so I will take you up on the yummy baked item. Make it a sweet one. With frosting. and sprinkles.

    Comment by Marianne — February 25, 2008 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

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