Friday, July 8, 2011

The Power of Suggestion

I read.  Sometimes it comes and goes in spurts, sometimes there's a drought, and sometimes putting a book in front of my face is the quickest way I know how to fall asleep.  Because I read so much, or at least hold books in my hand a majority of the time, I find that I don't want to waste my time with a book that takes 150 pages to get going.  I don't want to waste my time with a book that has no character development.  I don't want to waste my time reading more bad writing. 

My hope for this blog is that it will be a place for readers to come together to share good reads.  I'll do my part to share what I'm reading, whether its good or bad.  I hope you will share too and more specifically your opinion about it. 

Scouring the New York Times Best Seller List has only gotten me so far in book recommendations.  The majority of the time I feel that a good publicity campaign will get you to the top of the list better than an actually good novel.  The best books I've EVER read have been sent to me as gifts or on loan from good friends.  Occasionally I stumble across a good book on my own but for every captivating novel there are at least 10 that I could have lived without. 

Join my bibliophile community so we can enjoy some of the really great books the world has to offer.

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