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More Book Lust: 1000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason [Paperback]

Nancy Pearl
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7 Oct 2012
The response to Nancy Pearls surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearls encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading 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.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books; First Printing edition (7 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570614350
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570614354
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 14.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"a tour de force that would thrill any list maker. . . . This is one lusty librarian." -Los Angeles Times "Nancy Pearl is the talk of librarian circles." --The New York Times "Nancy Pearl has pretty much become the librarian version of a rock star

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Nancy Pearl created the program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book," which has spread across America. She talks about books and reading on NPR's Morning Edition and on other public radio stations. She lives in Seattle.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put it Down! 19 Oct 2012
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I bought this book at the same time as Book Lust and thought that it was the better of the two. However, as I am British, I think this is largely to do with the higher number of British books listed in this volume. Both books are excellently written by someone who loves reading and has a wide knowledge of books. Similar books written in Britain tend to have quite broad classifications but these books are split up into many short 'chapters' which gives a much wider range of subject choice which I found very useful. I can well understand why the author received a huge e-mail response to her first book as no list of books is ever complete and I feel tempted to go through mine with a pencil and add titles that I've read and enjoyed. I hope that there will be a third volume (I would certainly buy it)- I love books about the Amish and that is a topic which hasn't been covered in the first two books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who Says Nobody Reads Anymore? 1 July 2005
By C. Ebeling - Published on
So what's the big deal about a list of books? Anyone can jot down what they've read. The big deal is this particular list maker, who flies through her lists organized to themes and moods with an infectious enthusiasm and flashes of wit (I would repeat her hilarious recommendation for changing the categorical name of "lad lit," but that would ruin the joke).

Nancy Pearl is the Ur-general reader and the Ur-librarian who has read it all. This is a sequel to the break-out hit, BOOK LUST, offering another 1,000 recommended titles. Lest you think Pearl is throwing everything she ever read onto the heap, she says that she omits the books that did not measure up. Given her broad spectrum approach, everyone will find at least one item worth reading but also something they know they disliked, so it's best to follow up her suggestions with some homework, like trolling Amazon reviews. Of the suggestions in MORE BOOK LUST, I'd read 124 and disliked perhaps 10 of those. I found about 40 new ideas to pursue, but after flipping through Amazon postings cut that list in half. Pearl recommends the "rule of 50": give a book 50 pages before giving up on it, unless you are over 50, in which case, subtract a page for every year over 50 so you don't waste any more of the reading time you have left.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed -- more titles on my "to read" list! 30 Sep 2005
By Michael K. Smith - Published on
Avid readers tend always to be interested in anyone else's more or less qualified opinions about books -- what to read, what other writers a fan of a particular author might enjoy, and newly discovered novelists of promise. Pearl is an ex-librarian in Seattle and a regular on NPR, and her tastes are so eclectic in both fiction and nonfiction, I can't imagine not finding suggestions here to suit almost any reader. The index is thorough, so you can search for authors and titles you already like, but this volume is really meant for browsing. Whether your interested in the politics of the 1960s, or female detective characters, or small-town life, or fiction set in Florida, or even intriguing opening lines of novels, you'll find useful leads here. (I wish she had included publishing dates though, which so many books like this seem to omit.) Pearl also includes her email address so readers can send in their own recommendations -- as so many did after her first book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Respect and admiration for a brave bibliophile 18 Dec 2005
By Mrs. K - Published on
Wow...this lady can READ! If she's read half of those she's recommended in two volumes, RE-read many of them, AND found the time to write these books-listing-books atop that, well...I'm truly impressed. That's a life well-lived in the world of reading.

It's all a matter of opinion, but a few of her suggestions were outright bombs where I labored to get to page 10 (Amazon probably will strike me down for saying so, but thank God the library's free). Then again, there were a few which more than made up for them-and which I'd never have tried otherwise. I was delighted to find a few of my own favorites among her lists, and some that I'd found to be blatantly missing.

The important thing is to keep reading once you find an author or a style you love. If it's not on Nancy Pearl's list, it could-and should-be on your own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book Luster! 20 Oct 2005
By Amanda L. Addison - Published on
Nancy Pearl is the ultimate librarian and book-nut. This book follows in the same vein as her original Book Lust, but with different lists. Pearl provides an annotated list to each book she has enjoyed in categories such as: Best for Teens, Fantasy for Young and Old, Graphica, Libraries and Librarians, and many more. It was a quick read and I kept pen and paper handy to make my own TBR list from Pearl's findings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good way of finding new books 3 Jun 2007
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If you're looking for books to read - in my experience, there are always too many, but if you are - I'd definitely suggest borrowing Book Lust and More Book Lust from the library. (I'd say buy it, but once you extract the titles that interest you I'm not sure how much use it would be. Still, it's up to you.)

Not everyone will find all of the reading lists in the book useful, but that's really how it was meant to be read. I skipped over more than half, only reading the sections that caught my attention, and I STILL had a good eighty titles by the time I'd finished.

My one complaint would be that I grew tired of seeing the "Too good to miss" listings (of which there are many) throughout both books. They're devoted to the work of one author that Nancy Pearl considers especially good, but I found them much less useful than everything else. Probably because they're not as varied, so if I don't happen to like the sound of one author's work I've got to skip to the next part.
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