We love our readers, and we love what they have to say just as much. Here are some of our favorite comments from the week that was.
“I will shamelessly recommend books that may be perceived as snobby, politically polarizing, or inflamatory. I didn’t make them ask. I might consider their personality or tastes if I know them, but your recommendations also are a way of telling the recommendee something about yourself. I mean, if you are the type to ask for book recommendations, I am going to assume you are a Reader.”
by Sprocketscientist on When You Just Don’t Want to Recommend Books
“…the root cause problem here was the shortlist. Here’s hoping for a stronger ballot next year! (though I’d be glad to get out of 2012 without Frazenfreude II Electric Boogaloo) “
“So, here’s the thing. I really hate what Orson Scott Card stands for sometimes. I find it hard to believe that such a prolific, forward-thinking author can be so homophobic and hateful. Ender’s Game changed my life far before I knew anything about his homophobia and weird thoughts on life.
However, I also value his writing. Whether he agrees with me or not, his books have made a profound impact on science fiction and literature in general. Are buying second-hand books any worse than buying a sandwich from Chick-Fil-A? I doubt that. Does supporting his works of fiction denote supporting his views? No, it does not.”
by Lauren on Orson Scott Card: Impressive or Offensive?
“Always good to discuss a book with the same open mindedness that is brought to the reading of it.”
by Virginia Proud on How To Be a Discerning Reader