Kim (Hiraeth) received and forwarded this email to me today:

In just ran across your blog…and hic-cupped when I read about your wish to start a book group called LitLovers. I have a website called LitLovers dedicated to book groups and…literature!

We’re also in the process of adding a blog to the site.

I hope you can come up with a different name inasmuch as a duplication would
lead to a fair amount of confusion.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit LitLovers
[]. I’ve been working at it now for close to two years and finally launched back in September, 2007. It grew out of an online literature course I taught at a local university–and you can reach the LitCourses from the home page.

I love your sites, by the way — Hireath is especially beautiful. And I
hope you get a great book site off the ground. The more people we get
reading and talking about reading, the better life will be for us all.

Please email me if you have any questions.


So it looks like I’m going to have to change the name of our little reading endeavor. Any suggestions?

14 Comments on “HELP!

  1. I’d be happy to design a new button once you come up with a new name!How about “All Together Read” ?


  2. I’m thinking what about something Latin… line with LuxVenit. Though I can’t give any suggestions, the only Latin I know is veni, vidi, vici and et tu Brute; neither of which are very helpful for a reading group! šŸ˜‰


  3. “all together read” in Latin could be a couple of things:universi legonos totus lego unanos lego unaThe second and third ones are more correct, I think. :/ Those aren’t very catchy.Reading is “lectio.”I like the word for book in Latin– libri.I was thinking about using that quote from Louisa May Alcott, “She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” Turned brains?Turned heads?Page turners?Turning heads?–a bit of a double entendre, since we’re women.”women reading women” (but what if we read a book written by a man?)”women reading together””reading fellowship””the fellowship of the reads” HA!”reading companions””reading company”Ack!


  4. What about “libri amatoris”…book lover? I believe this is the feminine version…but my Latin’s very rusty!


  5. The Latin for literature is “litteratura”…now that’s pretty!


  6. I like the idea of using Latin. Litteraturae feminae? Women of literature? (Not sure about the grammar there.)


  7. Hey Leslie, I just wanted to say I am so proud of you for joining a running club! Your miles are going up! Great job! šŸ™‚


  8. So many great names everyones suggested. I love “page turners” from Leslie’s comment.


  9. Hmm. I like “libri amatoris”. It’s long, but also the closest to your original english version. Although, I must say, I don’t get why the overlap of names is an issue. It isn’t copyrighted, is it? We’re not exactly a competition for that website, right? But it does look like a cool site and if she requested we change it is probably the polite thing to do. =)


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