Have you ever had a really good idea? I’m not sure that I have–electric cars but I think that is already taken. What about a movie about an underdog, maybe a boxer, staring a hunk…someone like Sylvester Stallone—that might be something that works, right?
Now here is another idea, much more practical and much, much better. It deals with one of my favorite things in this world and that is books. I know this is a blog mostly about vinyl, but I think a lot of you read, at least I hope so even if it’s just warning labels or saucy text messages from exes—and TriYou will be having you list your top ten books, so get ready for that!
The idea I was speaking of comes from Greg Murphy of Brick City Books and the idea is Storybags. It works thusly. You go to https://shop.brickcitybooks.com/ and fill out a very brief questionnaire about what type of things you (or your kids) like to read. Then one of the book “ninjas” personally curates a bundle of 5 (adults) or 10 (kids) books. I did it and the results were fun and amazing—and the books came fast! I was immediately enamored with the idea when Greg explained it to me and thought it very similar to what we are doing at TriYou. Namely, you sign up and fill out your top ten lists in movies, books, albums and tv series then connect with like-minded members and get to see what they are reading, listening to and watching. In doing so the relationships and discoveries will be poignant and lasting and not formulated by a “robot”.
That is much like the Storybags concept, at least I think so, and when I got my wonderful bundle (that sounds like something that might happen on a second date?) it actually had two books that are in my top ten list on TriYou—The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky and On the Road by Keroac. I was surprised, almost like the book ninjas kicked me in the head, but also not like that at all since I was very happy with the surprise. Out of the five books I received I was happy with all of them so on a 5 star scale I will give my Storybags experience an outstanding 5/5.
They also have a great warehouse of what seems like a million books open on Saturdays and Sundays, if you can I suggest you get there as soon as you can but you should definitely give the Story Bags experience a try—That is a great idea!
Check out https://shop.brickcitybooks.com/