Call Me Ishmael
Friday, 15 August 2014 06:44
By Kristi Spuhler for LitLoversWhat if Ishmael
had a cellphone, or any phone for that matter? What kinds of messages would he receive? That’s the basic
premise behind callmeishmael.com—a site where readers call in to share powerful moments they experienced in a favorite book. Maybe the book inspired a new way of thinking or offered comfort during a rough time. Call Me Ishmael
is accessible to anyone, anywhere in the U.S. It's as easy as leaving a voicemail: just dial 774.325.0503, then go to voicemail. After listening to a brief message, record and share your story about what's made your favorite book special to you. Each weekday, "Ishmael" chooses one story to transcribe, record and upload onto the site.Listening to readers
share stories gives us a deeper appreciation of the power of books. It's a terrific way to celebrate literature's unique ability to shape our lives.But don’t just take
our word for it—give it a try yourself. Take a few moments to check out some of the transcriptions on Ishmael. And, of course, leave a story of your own.So...what story
would that be?
*Photo image courtesy of Billy Brown.