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

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Book Lust Recommended Reading for Every Mood Moment and Reason
Author: Nancy Pearl
ISBN-13: 9781570613814
ISBN-10: 1570613818
Publication Date: 8/18/2003
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason on
Helpful Score: 11
While I got some good reading recommendations out of this book, they've been hit or miss for me. I debated long and hard about making this a part of my permanent collection, but for now I can go skim it at Border's and get ideas if I should lose my wishlist at Amazon. Not a keeper, but worth a skim to find books to add to Mount TBR. (Like I need more books!)
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Helpful Score: 5
After reading A Year of Passionate Reading, this book left me flat. I skimmed through it and then posted it. Just titles listed by category. No thoughts about what made them great...
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Helpful Score: 3
Nancy Pearl is a goddess among librarians. I've read this book before, but I enjoyed reading it again. It's a great book for when I feel like I don't know what I want to read. It covers just about everything you can imagine, from hefty histories and biographies, to classic literature, to popular fiction, to graphic novels and more. I especially like how enthusiastic she is about reading and books. There isn't any genre that she feels is beneath her, including romances and chick lit, two genres that many hardcore readers love to hate. Reading Nancy Pearl reminds me why I love to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Written by a book loving librarian for book lovers. What better match can there be? Filled with anecdotes, book lists, and commentary, this book about books is a delight!
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Helpful Score: 1
A great reference book for avid book lovers looking for something new to read. Pearl has so many different lists and suggestions, there is something for everyone.
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Helpful Score: 1
An enjoyable book to skim through.

I was a little disappointed with the book selections, but then we all have our favorite books and anyone else's list would almost have to disappoint.

Well written and presented.
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From the back cover:

Organized into more than 175 creative, useful, and often witty lists, this book satisfies any reader's desire to find the right book for the right time. Lists include:

Les Crimes Noir--suggestions for non-mysteries, tragic tales of greed, obsession and compulsion, filled with doomed heroes, grifters, desperate men and femmes fatales.

Intriguing Novels--spy novels up to World War II

Fathers and Daughters--books that explore that frequently fruahgt relationship

Elvis on my Mind--books devoted to the King

Bird Brains--books about birds and the people who watch them

Sex and the Single Reader--tomes that comfort and titillate--
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I wanted to read everything Nancy Pearl recommended! So many books, so little time!
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Excellent guide to books for every mood!
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Recommeded reading for every mood, moment and reason