I mean the matter that you read, my lord.

You can tell a lot about a person by what s/he reads. Today in my inbox. I got the reading list of my latest Goodreads friend (a friend from elsewhere but Goodreads just figured it out and made us friends here, too.) If you knew nothing else about her but that she had given MULTIPLE books by Nietzsche 5 stars, you’d know an awful lot about her. The Jane Austen and the books on symbolism probably round out the picture.
I have another friend on Goodreads whom I have never met. I have never seen a picture. I do not know where she lives or even what her name is. But I know what she reads and what she thinks of it, which makes me think that we have a lot in common. I’m pretty sure that if I met her, I’d like her.

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