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Call Me Ishmael

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites
 
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Call Me Ishmael is a site dedicated to helping you discover new books by listening to people talk about the books they love.

The premise is that people from around the world can call into the Call Me Ishmael voicemail, and record why they love a book. The author of the site then uses a real typewriter to transcribe the messages.

If you click play on the video featured on the main page of the site, you’ll get a taste of what this site is about.

From there I’d suggest exploring the Featured Calls section. There you’ll find videos that combine the actual voicemail received and the typewriter transcription. For me these videos truly speak to the essence of what makes books magical.

After that you can head over the Galley Calls section, and help Ishmael pick  which voice mail to feature next. You’ll find sound files that you can play, and then a drop down box beneath it with voting options.

The Prompts section is there to help you decide what book to call in about. I know that was my first thought when I explored the site: How could I pick just one book? So many books have shaped my life.  Should I call in about Jane Eyre  and try to put into words what it meant to me as teenager? Should I call in about Beloved? The first book that truly haunted me. Or should I call in about one of the books I’m doing my thesis on? Both of which have changed my life forever. I still can’t decide, but the prompts section offers you ideas on how to select a book to talk about.

Want to check if your favorite book already has a listing? Try using the search field! It will bring up both sound files of voicemails that have have not been transcribed yet, and those that have.

I think this is a wonderful site with which to share a love of reading, but don’t take my word for it, go see for yourself.

http://callmeishmael.com/

~Amanda

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One Response to “Call Me Ishmael”

  1. Richard F. DiFranco says:

    I like this site. It gets people emotionally invovled with books. I think it can lead some to reading books they have seen o the site. this is the kind of sites I would like to see more of.

    Amamdas website is whyI have stayd subscribed to theis newslettr for yeaars.

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