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How Do You Decide What to Read Next?

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A while ago, Jane Ciabattari, President of the National Book Critics Circle, asked NBCC members to submit pieces on “How Do You Decide What to Read Next?” I wrote this piece a while ago; it was published on the NBCC site on August 20, 2010.

If you’re a reviewer, you probably choose what you read next about the same way I do. If you don’t review books, but want to, here’s what you’re in for. 🙂

What I’m going to read next depends on which books I’d like to review. For me, those books will usually be literary fiction (although, currently, I’ve been assigned a memoir to review.) So, that means scanning Publisher’s Weekly, the Library Journal, and publisher’s catalogues, looking for interesting novels or short story collections that I’d like to share, and it means taking notes. Every now and then, a writer on Facebook will suggest books that I should review, too.

Click the NBCC logo to read the piece. Elda and I had fun commenting on the article.

Written by Joe Peschel

August 25th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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