Dork Secrets

May 5, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Book Blather | 6 Comments

I have a secret.  My man Rocket Scientist has no idea.  I couldn’t help myself, really; I’d been thinking about it off and on for a long time, and finally my willpower cracked.  I don’t know why I did it, really.  I have no idea how I would explain it to him if he ever found out.

I set up a LibraryThing account for him and started logging his books.

I guess I’m curious whether we would be “book friends.”  It’s entertaining to see whether I can remember all the books I’ve seen him read since we met, and all the books he’s mentioned reading in the past.  I wonder, too, whether my memory will exceed the 200 titles in the free account.

So there you go.  Some people have Dark Secrets; I have a Dork Secret.


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  1. I’m just as dorky- I set up a Library Thing of my kid’s books. She’s got over 100. I guess mainly I was motivated because most of them used to be my books. My husb reads more newspapers/mag/online articles, he’s only got about thirty books. I’ve thought of doing him an account too, but never got around to it yet…

  2. Ha ha, that is funny! And also a great dork secret. I’m a little tempted to try this with my boyfriend, although he doesn’t really read at all so I don’t think we’d match at all 🙂

    Also, I like the idea of dork secrets rather than dark secrets.

  3. That’s great! I’ve wanted to create LT accounts for people before but I haven’t done it (yet!).

  4. That’s so funny – I’m tempted to do that for my husband now.

  5. LOL!!! I wonder what he’d think if he found out?!

    My husband is into fantasy books, so I know exactly who his library thing friends would be, and I have no interest at all!

    If your man is into books, perhaps it would be a nice birthday surprise one year – or do you think he’d just shake his head at your weird bookish behaviour!?

    • He often does shake his head at my weird bookish behavior. He’ll go out for the day, come back, and say, “How many books did you read while I was gone?” When I point them out he’ll just laugh. He’s learned to expect that we have to stop at the library first whenever he picks me up.

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