Thursday, June 12, 2008

Episode 13: How to Visit Readerville.com

Readerville.com, an online community based around books and reading to which I've belonged from the beginning, is celebrating its eighth anniversary today. That's a long time for an online group! There's new book-related content every day and a vibrant forum component full of people who will alternately make your day or make you crazy. We've already had a Readerville marriage and at least two moving-in-togethers, so you never know what will happen, other than that books you wanted but have no memory of ever ordering magically appear in your mailbox, because it turns out someone at Readerville had a copy and sent it to you.

I've befriended quite a few Readervillians in person: I've hiked into the Grand Canyon with one, I've sipped a crawfish-garnished Bloody Mary with another, and I witnessed yet another one hurl a martini shaker into a poison oak-lined ravine in the redwoods, where it remains to this day, a rusty shell still holding half a margarita. I spent a magical afternoon watching the sun set over a Napa vineyard (after it was closed to the public!) with three others, all of us sipping wine and eating cheese. Needless to say, I can no longer keep track of how many I've been hung over with.

I highly recommend you stop by and look around. I'm sure you'll find something - or someone - that engages you. Anyway, here's a little cheat sheet to help you get started. Feel free to print it out and laminate it.

6 comments:

Rooie said...

I love this, Deeg.

Now, let me tell you about my cat...

Kaethe said...

It's all true. Actually, I had babies instead of drinks, but the mental affect is the same.

Also, I don't think I had to wait six years for nice ladies to send me books.

Now, about my cat...

Lisa said...

Two moving-in-togethers? Who's the other one? I thought I knew all the gossip, dammit.

P.S. I have TWO cats.

SFP said...

Please send free books or I'll posts pictures of my cats.

Kaethe said...

Ha!

Debi said...

Oh dear. I think I am both the marriage and the other 'moving in'. What can I say? It's been eventful!

Also, I don't have a cat.