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“An invaluable reference. Were it not for Pearl, I never would have met Elinor Lipman, Connie Willis, Van Reid, and many other authors whom I truly treasure. Arranged topically, so that you can explore new literary passions as they strike you, or satisfy the curiosity stoked by one book by...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This book provided me with some good additions to my to read list. ”JPG wrote this review Sunday, July 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment & Reason, by Nancy Pearl.
PB-B @ 2003, 6/05. A librarian offers her "Best" Books. Okay.”
“Great resource for finding books based on topics.”Del wrote this review Tuesday, June 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If you are in need of answering the question 'What should I read next?' then this would be the perfect book for you. While I do love to read, I have a varied and eclectic taste and do not normally read mainstream titles. I found a number of books to add to my Wish List that I had never heard of before. However, I did come across two books that she mentioned that I have read and reviewed with only a single star - so I am hoping that some of the other titles that I picked out are better rated. I did enjoy how she divided that book up with general reading for individual topics and even gave a list of authors to read for Southern Literature. Nice reference book to have on your shelf. ”Kristal wrote this review Thursday, May 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was disappointed in the writing and found it a bit dry but the more I refer to the book the more I like it. It is a great reference book that easily fits in your purse and I find myself using it more and more. Pearl"s rule of thumb on reading a book is to subtract 50 from 100 if you are under 50 and your age from 100 if you are over 50. There are to many good books waiting to be read to waste our time on a book that we struggle to finish.”Linda wrote this review Thursday, March 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent ”Elsbeth B wrote this review Tuesday, October 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Title: Pearl, N. (2003). Book lust. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books.
My Name: Janet P.
Type of Reference: Bibliography
Call Number: 011.73
Brief Description: Recommended reading lists of titles.
Grade Level: High School
“Excellent reference resource.”Jo wrote this review Saturday, April 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A book about books does it get any better...really? I refer back to this book all the time!”Kara M wrote this review Sunday, March 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have great respect for Nancy Pearl. Anyone who has turned reading into a "profession" deserves some serious props. That combined with a title as awesome as Book Lust (I tried to read this in public as often as possible, holding the cover up where everyone could see my wanton bibliophilia on public display) was an irresistible siren song to which I had to give in.
After an inspiring introduction on the pleasures of reading, the book basically consists of recommended reading lists for an eclectic collection of topics, from various wars to family issues, from graphic novels to biographies, from postmodern literature to romance. This is definitely the type of book to read with pen and paper at the ready for jotting down book titles, and I've already added several books to my own "to read" list. However, therein lies a bit of a problem. For those who read extensively, check out the bestseller lists religiously, and read every current review/author interview for new releases, there's honestly not a lot new here. When adding them to my Goodreads to read list, I found that I had already added most of these books long before reading Pearl's book. This book may be better suited to those who are new to the reading life or to those who are rediscovering it and wondering what to read next--a question I seldom have. Also, some lists were just that--lists giving only title and author. I would have appreciated at least a very short synopsis of each book before deciding whether or not it was for me. So, to sum it up, interesting premise, definite admiration for Nancy Pearl, but not necessarily a "must read" for those already drowning in a never-ending parade of books to be read”