How Do You Choose A Book?

We are off for a few weeks, reading, writing, collecting ourselves. So, like re-reading a great book, have a re-listen to a great episode.

How do you choose a book? Do you follow the recommendations of friends, do you judge it by the cover, do you follow what Nancy Pearl suggests?  We bat that idea around. We also hear what folks are reading.

Oh, by the way, if you are getting married, Nancy says she can now officiate.  A literary wedding could be fun.

Books discussed this week.

“Deep Dark Down: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free,” by Hector Tobar
“The Souvenir,” by Patricia Carlon
“The Broken Shore,” by Peter Temple
The Jack Irish Series, by Peter Temple
“The Little Friend,” by Donna Tartt
“All The Truth Is Out,” by Matt Bai
“Amusing Ourselves to Death,” by Neil Postman
“On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,’ by Richard Norton Smith
The Inspector Rebus series, by Ian Rankin
“Jig,” by Campbell Armstrong ( and other books by the author)
“Lanark: A Life in Four Books,” by Alasdair Gray