Last month I added a sidebar here on my site with books I think are great. One that didn't get mentioned, but admittedly is #1 on Kalliope's Bestsellers is FACEBOOK. And there is no indication that it will drop in the ratings in the near future.
Facebook has allowed me to connect with so many friends, near and far. Unlike the privacy and relative anonymity that my blog ich Kalliope offers me, Facebook gives my friends a glimpse into my day and me into theirs.
Reconnecting with lost friends, deepening connections with those closer to me and staying in touch with family, Facebook gives me what the best of intentions, the most updated address/email book and love of travel never could - an easy way to do it! Sometimes the connections are more deep, sometimes it's just a quick read of what my friends are up to at that moment.
Where else could I learn in the course of a day that:
An old friend was running her first half-marathon
Another was considering getting a teeny, tiny tattoo, which I had been considering too
Someone I hadn't seen in twenty years liked the same music and artists I had listed as my favorites
As I sat drinking a glass of wine, another friend cracked open a bottle too, cheers!
My friend's husband wasn't sharing the guitar with her when they played Rock Band on the Playstation
And so it goes, the little things, and sometimes the big ones too! This is one book I'll be carrying with me for a long time, no matter what city I call home.