More Book Lust

More Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

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Random House, Inc.
The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s 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.

Baker & Taylor
The Seattle librarian who created the popular program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" organizes readers' interests into 150 categories, recommending great books in each.

Perseus Publishing
The response to Nancy Pearl's surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian and winner of the 2004 Women's National Book Award even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl's 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.

Once again organized by topic, this sprightly follow-up includes an array of titles in nearly 150 eclectic categories, including Plots for Plotzing (highly unusual storylines), Animal Love (in which humans fall in love with animals), The Autobiographical Gesture (memoirs about complex lives), Child Prodigies (child characters who are called on to perform great and sometimes heroic acts), Nagging Mothers, Crying Children (true tales from the frontlines of parenting), and Libraries and Librarians. Both a valuable reference and a vastly enjoyable read, More Book Lust offers a wealth of enthusiastic, quirky reading recommendations.


Book News
In what she regards as a companion rather than sequel to her popular Book Lust (2003), a Seattle librarian/readaholic continues her pithy recommendations on "too good to miss" books and authors. Alphabetically organized, entries eclectically span the categories of adapting to adoption to US government documents as unexpected sources of good reading. Pearl includes some of her favorite writers' own book lust lists. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

The Seattle librarian who created the popular program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book" organizes readers' interests into 150 sometimes unusual categories, recommending great books in each. Original. 30,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005
ISBN: 9781570614354
1570614350
Branch Call Number: 011.73 P316bm
Characteristics: xv, 286 p. ; 19 cm

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CMLibrary_lturner
Feb 29, 2016

Like an old family cookbook with great recipes, librarian, Nancy Pearl, has whipped up a desirable book to suggest book titles for any reader. "More Book Lust" is the follow-up to "Book Lust" offering—as the subtitle says—“reading recommendations for every mood, moment, and reason.” Described more as a companion than a sequel to "Book Lust" the writer's categories jump from “Girl Guides…” to “Dick Lit” (urban men), to “Space Opera” (science fiction loaded with drama) to “Poetry Pleasers.” Including book recommendations from fellow librarians and others, the book covers fiction and non-fiction with a long reach of stories in various geographical locations. Lively written, Pearl’s comprehensive compilation also quickly adds if "Book Lust" has a related entry. It is a joy for bibliophiles.

FindingJane Nov 23, 2015

This book brings in a lot of books that were missing from its predecessor as well as fleshing out entries that may have gotten only a line or two in “Book Lust”. It also contains a helpful encapsulation of the books that make up the Dewey Decimal series (although there is no mention of where romances, science fiction and other fictional novels stand within its entries). I’m glad to have both books, however. There are both helpful guides as to what books to pull next from the To Be Read pile.

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DeltaQueen50
Jul 02, 2014

Although I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first, she still managed to enlarge my wish list. I liked the manner in which she describes each book, neither giving away too much or too little. Unfortunately many of the books she highly recommends are out of print and very difficult to track down.

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