Your New Favorite Storytelling Website Is All About Books

Hey, I just read you / And this is crazy / But here’s my number / So call me, Ishmael!

2. is a fascinating and fantastic new way to celebrate books:

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3. The concept is simple:

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Step #1.
Call Ishmael’s number: 774.325.0503. It goes straight to voicemail.

Step #2.
Listen to Ishmael’s short answering machine message. It changes weekly.

Step #3.
Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you have lived.

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5. So basically it’s an audio version of Whisper for book lovers, the results of which are beautiful.

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6. Whether a story about looking up the definition of “heartache” in a gifted dictionary…

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7. …or learning about prejudice in the time of the Civil Rights Movement with some help from Dr. Seuss…

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8. …or receiving a time-traveling book recommendation from a dead friend…

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9. …the stories of Call Me Ishmael are as enjoyable and moving as the books they are about. You can listen to more here.

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