Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

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  • Paperback
  • 287 pages
  • Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
  • Nancy Pearl
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 9781570613814

10 thoughts on “Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

  1. says:

    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 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 quandary 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.Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder

  2. says:

    One of the most interesting book about books I ve had the pleasure to read Nancy Pearl divides different themes, structural techniques, genres and authors, in alphabetical order, and each one of the chapters is accompanied by a comprehensive list of suggestive readings Her writing is comprehensive and flowing, and although, I thought that she missed some books that are landmarks in a few of the genres, she brings to focus many less read novels and non fiction books Perfect for those of us who wish to broaden their reading material a bit and discover new literary worlds Enjoy

  3. says:

    I can t begin to tell you how many wonderful books that I ve gotten from Book Lust It s a perfect manual for deciding just what to read It s also a great conversation starter While carrying it around I ve had people ask me about it So besides being a wonderful book of books, it also has gained me some literary friends.

  4. says:

    Get our of your rut Get this book My daughter works at a used book store, and gave me this to keep me from constantly asking her to recommend books for me, since our preferences have diverged in recent years I m just not into graphic novels and microbiology That said, everyone should have a copy of this book and its companion More Of course, it s not the list of the thousand books you must read before you die Someone else did that, so don t whine that it doesn t have all your favorites in it That s not the point of this book She might remind you of things you ve loved and suggest like it, or just offer you a glimpse into genres that you ve never even considered or imagined.I ve also reviewed More Book Lust A small hint read this with a highlighter I use red for read, and yellow for those I m looking for.

  5. says:

    What an unfortunate title I expected some bibliothecal titillation, Viagra for the bookworm, tales of mad pursuit, extreme in their quest to hunt, have, and swallow whole the objects of our literary passions But like all lusts, this joy proposed proved a very woe Instead of a biblio buzz, I wasted an hour or so skimming over some of the most limp and dispassionate recommendations of modern writing imaginable To my shame, I didn t finish the book In fact, Pearl recommends that you abandon any book that hasn t hooked you after 50 pages Sage advice I read 51, and shunned the rest The brevity and baldness of her reviews was frustrating, and some of her creative categories seemed to have been borrowed from Jeopardy Do we really gain anything from list of books written by authors whose first name is Alice After twenty pages I started to doubt that Pearl had really read than the back cover of the books she lists, and by page 50 I was certain that she didn t have anything exciting or particularly useful to say about most of them Could she at least have told us when the books were published I usually devour books on books, but Book Lust 2003 , left me peeved not only with the author, but with most of the books she listed I got the impression that the great bulk of recent fiction is hardly worth writing about or reading Pearl s lust for books may have led her to indiscriminately swallow a library, but where is the love

  6. says:

    The prospect of books to read has always been a seductive one for me Knowing that there are books out there than I can ever hope of reading is a fact that stimulates to read and depresses but I can t read them all me in equal measure It was a conscious decision to read books about books this year and keep fantasizing about them all It certainly made me think if this is what they might someday call bibliophilic masturbation So, I did start off the year with Heather Reyes followed closely by Michael Dirda whose writings are impassioned experiences on how reading changes and enriches lives There were anecdotes to learn from and anecdotes to cherish among those pages An afterburn of these books was what led me to Nancy Pearl s work titled Booklust Now the word lust evokes a fiery passion of sorts stirring in the loins apart towards a topic which in this case was bibliophilia The introduction for this book was something that got me interested and here is a sample of Pearl s reading habit I live by what I call the rule of fifty, which acknowledges that time is short and the world of books is immense If you re fifty years old or younger, give every book about fifty pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up If you re over fifty, which is when time gets even shorter, subtract your age from 100 the result is the number of pages you should read before deciding In a watered down format, I follow the same strategy to read Considering the volumes out there which are unread, there isn t much time to plod through the uninteresting ones However,as I read the first chapter, I realized that it fails this litmus test.How s that for irony A book attracts you when it has a soul, when the author or the characters are able to reach out and find a resonance with you.Unless there is a life to the topic, the book is just words printed on paper The contents of this book while they talk in detail about a lot many works and authors lacks this zest The effort that the author has put in to categorize books under the different headings is something that needs to be applauded though There are books on various topics, moods and yes it lives up to its subtitle of Recommended Reading but the actual meat of the book is not anything to lust after There are names of countless books in here but the author never tells us why we should read it For instance, under the topic of the Vietnam war she mentions that one must read Tim O Brien s The things they carried But my question is Ms Pearl why do you think I should read it What are your insights on it What makes it stand out The answer to these is deafening silence and you will only hear your own voice echoing back The book rattles out names and titles which start to resemble a grocery shopping list after a few chapters I went through the book, skipped a few chapters and pages and finally completed it Then comes this questions as to what did I gain A few interesting book titles to check out, but beyond that Nothing Quite interestingly, a good 60% of the books listed here are the usual suspects You wouldn t need an expert to tell you that John Le Carre s The spy who came in from the cold is a masterpiece in espionage fiction For someone starting off on the reading journey, this is a fantastic start But if you already have a ton of books marked out as to read , this one will give you a few additional things to read with no indicator as to why to read them

  7. says:

    First, the title How could a reader not love the title Book Lust Paired with the enchanting cover, it s a perfect cover package deal that immediately drew my eye I really need to find books ABOUT books, and have several on my wishlist.Nancy Pearl is an admirable woman the intro to the book is one of interesting parts as she discusses having a troubled childhood and using books as a path of escape She emphasizes the second home she made in her local library and the respect gathered for the local librarians, who inspired her so much she became a librarian herself.I have go into something here I keep seeing everywhere on here that elsewhere Nancy Pearl s words of wisdom on giving a book a chance, and most of it is listed as wrong Even the sequel lists this in the plot description of it and her Rule of 50 give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age became a standard MO It actually reads from her book I live by what I call the rule of fifty, which acknowledges that time is short and the world of books is immense If you re fifty years old or younger, give every book about fifty pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up If you re over fifty, which is when time gets even shorter, subtract your age from 100 the result is the number of pages you should read before deciding I love the categories in the book, and they re broken down into an amazing ensemble of categories A qualm I hold is I wish she would have gone in depth with some sections and their books Sometimes it s listing them as a mere list.I liked how she describes blending Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Science fiction deals with the world of the possible, if not the probable fantasy deals with another world, one that doesn t conform to the natural laws of the world in which we live and horror fiction often referred to as dark fantasy depicts a world marked by unnatural terrors Even with this cool description, she admits to not really being a horror fan and not even reading Stephen King books.One thing I notice is, while she rarely mentions a book twice in any list, she has now brought up Pat Conroy s Prince of Tides at least 4 5 categories now I ve heard good things about it and the movie was enjoyable Thankfully I own it TBR She apparently thought it was so intriguing I just bumped it up to read much sooner.I recognized some of the titles in the lists, but honestly most of the stuff she mentions was unrecognizable to me My wishlist grew though, and I became interested in being open minded to subjects It s amazing that she s read so many books on so many subjects, good grief This is of a guide list reference than something that you sit down and enjoy reading I do wish it were a bit organized sometimes, details were given for many of the books, and explanations on some things.

  8. says:

    I m a huge fan of booklists, and this was a good example of one Most of the books chosen by Pearl aren t bestsellers or award winners, but are obscure options that you probably haven t read yet She arranges the collection into 175 useful, creative, and humorous lists The lists are named specifically, presented in alphabetical order, and posted in the Table of Contents Some examples are Adventure by the Book, Bird Brains books about birds , Fathers and Daughters, First Novels, Shrinks and Shrinkees, Hanky Reads, Zero literallybooks about the concept of zero , Chick Lit, Elvis on my Mind, Families in Trouble, and 9 11 She also includes works from Too Good To Miss authors, and most of her recommendations include a brief description of the work I checked this out from the library, but I ll probably buy it at some point This is a great gift for book lovers and a wonderful addition to the shelf of any reader There is also a companion volume, More Book Lust, and a movie version, Movie Lust, that are probably worth checking out.

  9. says:

    I m upping this to three stars because she mentioned Barbara Hambly and The Little White Horse.But honesty, if you are talking about dog books and you don t mention Albert Payson Terhune, there is something wrong with you.It s a little bit disorganized and the list descriptions are bit weird I also hate grouping fantasy, sci fi and horror together, by cyber punk gets its own section She also repeats quite a few book titles But I did jot down quiet a few titles I want to look at.

  10. says:

    I found it a bit sloppy Half hearted reasons reviews, then chunks of books thrown at the end of each category for no reason whatsoever it seems She also seems to be obsessed with adventures to the arctic and Antarctic circles and mountain climbing I got a few recs but I think I could write this book in my sleep.

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