MONDAY POTPOURRI: MUSINGS — ONLINE BOOKISH FRIENDS — OCT. 29

Welcome to another Monday Potpourri, which today celebrates Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading.

Do you have people online that you often discuss the books you read with? Not just book groups, but individual readers who share the same taste in books? If so, what do you like best about this? If not, do you wish you did?

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It is difficult to point to one online friend who enjoys the same books, but I do visit several blogs and converse online and in e-mails with a few “friends” with whom I’ve connected over my years in blogging.

While we may not always enjoy the same books, Patty, at Books, Thoughts, and a Few Adventures is someone who gets very excited about books…and sharing our thoughts feels like sitting down and having coffee or tea together.

Then there is Staci, at Life in the Thumb, or Diane, at Bibliophile by the Sea.  Each of them participates in some of the same bookish events as I do, and I often find books I love at their sites.

Book Fan Mary and Bermudaonion are other sites where I can feel the special warmth of sharing thoughts and the love of books.

When I first started blogging, and posting reviews on Amazon, I “met” online friends Betty Dravis and Linda Bulgur.  We actually met in person in 2009…and had a great time!  Here’s the story about A Unique Journey.

I could go on and on.  Even when we don’t love the same books, there is a great feeling of shared love of reading.  That feels like a cozy shawl on a cold day.

What do the rest of you enjoy about the online world?