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Why We Read What We Read by Lisa Adams
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Dec 24, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction-library-science
Read in July, 2009

(Non-Fiction) I am so glad I read this book on a bus to the ALA Conference in Chicago, so I could discuss this book with my dear friend and fellow-book lover Hannah. The authors warn us that they are "deliously oppinionated." This is what I loved about this book. They are hilarious, superbly witty, and insightful. One one of my favorite parts of the book is the observation that Americans buy a lot of marriage books, particularly the best-seller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. However, the romance genre moves a lot of books too, and those novels definitely do not follow John Gray's advice. Humans are weird, so our reading tastes are weird. Leave it to these authors to tell us why we read what we read. Booklovers and Librarians, move this book to the top of your queue.
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