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.
“Enjoying fiction is a skill. It takes practice. I also didn’t pick it up until 9th grade or so. I would read nonfiction and even played role playing games, but couldn’t get through the first chapter of The Hobbit.
It all changed with one book by one author when I had to read a book and do a report in 9th grade. A friend of mine gave me Glory Road by Heinlein. He sold it with the phrase “It’s a really quick read.” (It wasn’t for me) Just interesting enough to get me to read more of his work.”
by JR on The Great Library Battle of 2012
“The fact that past relationships have included trading our favorite books, and then not entirely seeing what the other sees in the book, is probably telling. Lots of overly bright smiles and “It was…. good.”
Send me a man who grew up loving The Westing Game as much as I did, and I’ll be the one who wins the windfall.”
by ewillse on Fall in Love Like a Bibliophile
“I usually don’t seek out books set locally as I like to experience places other than those that I see everyday. The one exception was American Gods (I’ve lived most of my life in rural Minnesota and I’m in Wisconsin now); I enjoyed the idea of epic, otherworldly happenings lying under the surface of my home turf.”
by Lizzy on Reading Like a Locavore
“It looks like a *real* adult book!”
by Brooks on Cover Reveal: THE CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling