Read to Me Tuesday

September 1, 2009 | 1

Among the better Tumblr memes is Read to Me Tuesday, which is exactly what it sounds like:  people choose a passage from a book, call in and read the passage over the phone.  The resulting posts are compiled under the hashtag #RTMT and often re-blogged by  As we see increased interest in social reading experiments like,  RTMT shows how the web might make social connection through reading aloud a possibility for the first time since, well, story time.  Plus it’s really, really fun.

is a staff writer for The Millions. Patrick has worked in the book business for over seven years, including a two-year stint as the webmaster and blogger for Vroman's Bookstore. He is currently the Community Manager for He's written book reviews for Publishers Weekly, and he's spoken about books and the internet at the LA Times Festival of Books, the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association spring meetings, and the 140 Characters Conference. He writes the sporadically entertaining Tumblr blog The Feeling.

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