Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Killing Time Online: Alikewise

Has anyone else heard about the literary dating website, alikewise.com? I am soooooooo tempted to join this site, if only to get some cool penpals.  And yes, I know that having a shared interest in anything (including books) is no guarantee of compatability, but hot damn it can't hurt.

(Although even a quick perusal of the site does turn up some douchetastic quotations, but hey, win some, lose some.)


Enbrethiliel said...


Now, you're tempting me! =P

Just this morning, I noticed that a man walking a little ahead of me on the pavement was carrying a book, and I got really excited. I'm usually too shy to approach strangers, but I sped up a little so I could get abreast of him, and then said, "Excuse me! May I see the title of your book?"

It was The Taylor of Panama by John LeCarre, which sent me into an internal tizzy because I've been thinking of starting LeCarre myself! (Yeah, yeah, it was probably just a coincidence.)

Anyway, my bashfulness kicked in after that, and I just ran away. =P

And I'm pretty realistic when I'm not looking out for "hot guys reading books." I know I'd love a pen pal who likes the same books I do. Book blogging is great for immediacy . . . but not all great readers are also bloggers.

PS--I came back to say that my captcha is "litri"!

Homero said...

Wha-, how'd I miss this? (And by 'this' I mean you blogging again... albeit, 'again' being a month ago)

Lindsay-with-an-A said...


I finally succombed to temptation and logged in and immediately wanted to claw my eyes out--there were something like eight guys on there in Houston, five of whom named Ayn Rand or an equally red-flag-raising author as their favorite writer. I deleted my account immediately haha

Homero: I know, I'm INCREDIBLY flaky now. Hence the long wait time between comments and responses.

Enbrethiliel said...


LOL!!!!! I'd run away shrieking, too.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

I'm also distrustful of Gen X-ers and Gen Y-ers who name J.D. Salinger as their favorite writer... no offense to anyone who really loves him, but he seems like one of those cliches for people who don't actually LIKE to read but remember being impressed by all the foul language haha

Enbrethiliel said...


Here's a similar cliche for the Catholic dating sites: naming G.K. Chesterton as their favourite writer. Definitely a cliche--for people who haven't read much high-brow "churchy" stuff but like to feel that they have.

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