they read them

…so we don’t have to.

I’m always appreciative of reviews that steer me away from books I might otherwise have sought out myself.  Here are a couple I’ve read recently:

Blogger Kim Werker’s take on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies —http://www.kimwerker.com/2009/05/08/zombies-ate-the-brains-of-pride-and-prejudice/

Blogger Christine’s take on Jodi Picoult —
http://shereadsbooks.org/2009/review-vanishing-acts-by-jodi-pi/

The buzz alone surrounding P&P&Z almost had me seeking out a copy.  And though I’ve always thought Picoult probably wasn’t my type of writer, her sheer popularity had made me start to wonder if I was missing something.  These two reviews have let me cross these off of my (figurative) “potential reads” list and focus on other books more likely to suit me…like the ones sitting in piles unread on my bookcase.

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~ by Molly on May 19, 2009.

One Response to “they read them”

  1. I’ve read some Jodi Picoult and enjoyed her, but I’ve discarded more of her books after the first chapter than I’ve finished. Actually the ones I finished I was reading for book club, so I guess I have to have a really good reason to read her. I’m always a bit skeptical of the quality of the writing when the author seems to have a new book out every month. The cover of PP&Z was so scary, I’d never touch it!

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