Wednesday, May 12, 2010

People Reading People Writing

It has been a lovely thing. People read, write, return, read some more, leave a lovely, kind, supportive note, read, write... and round and round we go. How simple and truthful and good--and reciprocal. When someone leaves me a comment I inevitably hop on my bloggy bicycle and go zooming off through the bloggyworld to see what that person has been reading and writing and doing and saying.

Did Penelope (names changed) like her latest Murakami? Has Gertrude gotten to the part where Anna meets Vronsky? Is Hepzebah's new puppy going to eat the cat? Does Fenella agree that while Cathy is wicked she is utterly compelling to read? Did Roxelana get through all seven Harry Potter's in a night? Did Louella like her vacation in the Seychelles? Is Olympia happy with the latest draft of her first novel? Gripping stuff.

It is like stopping in at a favorite coffee shop on the way to work. I sit by the window and order books, news, sensibilities, thoughts, ideas, holidays, humor, kindness and a lemon vanilla scone. After a lovely chat and the feeling that i have been somewhere, met someone, I go home again.

25 comments:

  1. Beautifully put, Priya!

    Have a wonderful day.....

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  2. Aww..this is such a cute post that I loved reading! :)

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  3. kals you are such a sweetie!

    notjustlaura, thank you!

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  4. aww that's lovely :) I love reading about other people too! And I *love love* when people who don't post much finally post.

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  5. I love this post. I love stopping by and I love when you stop by too!

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  6. Bonjour Priya,
    Great post, it is a good feeling after visiting with so many friends. Hope you're having a good week.
    Mimi

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  7. beth, that is so sweet!

    bonjour romance, it is isn't it? happy you popped by!

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  8. I agree with your sentiments, Priya. And I love having a friend in Hawaii. I always enjoy your beautiful writing.

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  9. thank you! i love when you pop by! btw i am loving jude morgan's passion--amazing how much i forgot and i am getting to keat's haunting letters!

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  10. Hi Priya. I so envy the way you can just write so flawlessly.

    I have to pass you another award to add to your growing collection.
    http://bookquotes-bookquotes.blogspot.com/2010/05/awards.html

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  11. It's so exactly like that, Priya, delightfully described. For me the isolation of working alone from home (since the start of 2005 in my case, the final year of my PhD when we bought our apartment on the other side of Sydney from my university office) has been successfully minimised by an incredibly supportive and fortuitous gathering of other readers and writers in the blogosphere. I had no idea when I started blogging at the end of 2006 how crucial and rewarding those connections would prove to be. Now I never feel alone in my office, and that's wonderful. Also, I make tremendous scones. I wish I could show you my side of the Pacific and bake you some.

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  12. Well done! I love this post and I just finished reading part 4 of Anna, ha.

    I feel a kinship to my micro community within the book blogging world and look forward to reading posts and tidbits of life.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  13. book quoter, that is a lovely lovely thing to say! and thank you for the award!

    doctordi, i totally understand the suspended in space isolation of working on something where only you know the intricate delicacies and dynamics. i would love to try your scones!

    mari, are you loving anna? i found it pulled me in with a thousand unseen threads. i loved it!

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  14. Hey! first time here. Nice to land on a fellow booklovers blog! These words reminded me on what I wrote down as Our Purpose at Book Reviews blog.

    You should definitely consider joining our blog as a reviewer.

    Book Reviews is a forum for all of us who believe that books can change us for the better. You can write about any book that you enjoyed reading and motivate people around you to read it. By this, we can help spread the joyous habit of reading, in our own little way.

    You can repost all your book reviews at Book Reviews, both old and new!

    If your enthusiastic about this, drop me a mail at bookreviews@bookrack.in and i'll send you an invite

    Cheers
    Booklover

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  15. Hello Priya! Thank you for finding my blog, as now I am here, enjoying your blog!

    Blogging is exactly like you say, a chance to pop in and catch up with so many people, and I do think of the folk on my blog list, and how they are getting on, wishing them well in their endeavours. And I think I need to adopt some 'plum bean' of my own! ;)

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  16. booklover, that sounds like a wonderful project!

    jayne, so happy you stopped in!

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  17. So well put, thank you. Since moving to London and (mainly) working from home, with all my friends living nowhere near London, it can get very lonely, so - in a way - starting to blog, reading other people's posts, finding out about them and their lives and leaving and receiving comments makes it a little bit less lonely... Sad? Maybe, but probably a reflection of today's "mobile" society... Love from London x

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  18. i totally understand that! when i first moved to london and all my friends were at work and i was writing at home i had to start taking a dance class every day just to have human interaction!

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  19. So cute, and so very true!

    I've just come in from a tiring ten hour shift, and I feel all cosy with a cuppa and flicking through various blogs, chatting with people and seeing what the world has been up to.

    Ah, it's so lovely! I feel like I have a whole world at my fingertips, and I'm just here in my living room all cosied up!

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  20. meeting the world while still in pajamas is one of life's great gifts!

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  21. I loved this post. I feel the same way - I look forward to my google reader every morning... just to see what everyone's reading, and up to in general.

    I added this as a link on "My Friday Five"!

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  22. thank you kate! that is so sweet of you!

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