Do you tweet? Have you jumped into the Twitter soup yet? It took me ages to get the hang of Twitter and I think it's one of the most misunderstood elements of social media.
The impression I had before I signed up was that it was a rushing tide, full of illiterate Justin Bieber fans (not saying that it's a prerequisite to be illiterate to be a Justin Bieber fan.. I'll stop digging now) and people telling the world what they'd eaten for dinner.
Recent events might skew that a bit - now it's apparently full of snide members of parliament discovering the laws of libel do apply and doing Philip Schofield's research for him.
Once I did get involved though, I realised it was a fantastic way to tap the vein of the various different tribes I'm a member of. I follow interesting authors, editors, agents, random other people who work from home, people I find funny, people I like - and just a few companies. I don't appear to be following any Justin Bieber fans but they may be in disguise.
As well as witty procrastination, it also lets you know what is going on in the wider world. Which is how I found out that today is #readerthanks day. A day when you - as a reader - give your thanks for something to do with books. You don't have to sign up to twitter to go and have a look - just put that hashtag into search to see what everyone is thankful for.
On a flippant note - it's a great day for bad sex. Every year the Literary Review draws up a shortlist of the worst sex writing they've found - this year's can be found here. I found this out as various quotes appeared in my twitter feed, such "My cock was barely a ghost, but I did not suffer panic" or "He threw his arms around her ass and clung to her, upside down, as if to a lifebuoy."
And if your thoughts are turning to Christmas, I was alerted to a lovely scheme run by Blackwells allowing people to buy books for children who would otherwise go without this year.
Do you use twitter? Have you struggled with a sex scene recently? And what one book would you buy for a child who has no books?