I read a wonderful book last week which got me thinking: I should share where I learn about great books! Prepare yourself bookworms. 1. Radio-You can subscribe to download all Book-related reviews and features on NPR via podcast. They average at least 7 stories a day on books. NPR is the reason I requested "Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime: A true story of sea creatures" from the library. You can check it out here.
2. Blog Love-My friend Elaine authors a very short and sweet blog about every books she reads. What I love about Elaine is that she gets straight to the point about what she liked or didn't without pretention. Also, she doesn't only talk about "high-brow" lit. She reviewed all three of Torrie Spelling's books. Check it out here.
3.Magazines-I read book reviews on MSN, Slate.com, Newsweek, Glamour, Vogue etc etc etc. I find books that I never would've heard of without their reviews. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake was one I read about it in Glamour magazine.
4.Moms-I find that Moms tend to be in bookclubs which is like your own personal review panel. My friend Emily's Mom has already made two succesful reccomendations The Potato Peel Society and Water for Elephants. As a bonus? Mom book clubs tend to reccomend me great books that I later gift to my Mom!
5. You tell me!-Where do you get great book recs?