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Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books
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Group Read Archive > Group Non-Fiction Read - July 2016 - Where I'm Reading From - SPOILERS ALLOWED

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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
The discussion thread is now open. Spoilers are allowed on this thread. Don't read on if you haven't finished the book. Can you also unclick the 'Add to my update feed' people don't see your comments in their home screen. Things to consider:

1. Did you like the book?
2. Do you think that the author covers the subject adequately?
3. Do you like the tone and language of the book?
4. Was there any part of the book that was important or significant to you?
5. Have you learnt anything from the book?
6. Has reading this encouraged you to look for other books on the subject?


Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
Though that is wasn't a bad book overall. Bit dry and academic at times, but would also make me chuckle elsewhere. He makes some very good points too, particularly liked the Nobel selection articles as it is beyond him how they come to the conclusions that they do. My review is here


Annette Jordan | 50 comments Started out really strong with some interesting and thought provoking essays on why we read the way we do, and what influences our choices but as the book went on I lost interest a little. It was ok, but not as good as I had hoped


Kevin H | 38 comments Blech. I muscled through it, but it was tough. I should have taken the advice in one of the first chapters and just decided not to finish it. The thing I like about the Book Vipers is that it introduces me to works that I might not normally have considered. However, I can safely say that books dealing with academic literary criticism are now out of my system.


Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5459 comments Mod
I haven't liked every book selected either Kevin, but it does broaden your experience and that is a good thing


Kevin H | 38 comments Paul wrote: "I haven't liked every book selected either Kevin, but it does broaden your experience and that is a good thing"


Oh, I totally agree. And this won't stop me from trying the next one. You never know when you'll find a whole new genre to obsess over.


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