If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you know my favorite form of social media is Goodreads, AKA Facebook for books.
A few weeks ago the most exciting thing ever happened on Goodreads: I got a friend request from Jennifer Kloester.
AKA the woman who literally wrote the biography about my favorite author, Georgette Heyer.
AKA arguably the foremost Heyer fan, or at least Heyer expert.*
Then a few days ago, I got a friend request from Rachel Hyland.
AKA the editor of Heyer Society: Essays on the Literary Genius of Georgette Heyer and author of Reading Heyer: The Black Moth.
AKA arguably the second most famous Heyer expert.*
I am in the company of geniuses.
This is really one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me. Like, even more exciting than when I got the friend request from Suzanne Allain. And that is still pretty high on the list.
Here is my dilemma, though. I feel like I need to put more care into the books I read or review. Never mind that I will probably never interact with them. They still sent me (ME!) a friend request! Surely this comes with a special responsibility to not read lousy books..
*To be fair I have no backing for this claim except that to my knowledge these are the main people to be published about Heyer. The third is Jane Aiken Hodge but unfortunately she passed away.