on facebook

Facebook is supposed to be a social network, but the truth is, most people I know who use it – me included – spend so much time online tweaking our profiles and writing graffiti on other people’s walls or poking them that we never leave our computers to actually socially interact.

from Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care, p125, which I’m reading because Stephen King recommended it on his Summer Reading list and I enjoyed the first two so much. It’s a weeper, though, and a part of me says, if you want to cry during a page-turner, go read Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance or Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Both weepers but excellently written; not that Picoult isn’t engaging.

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