Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sisters and Writers

My sister Janet is a writer.  I love to read and try to follow her recommendations but will never catch up to her. Never. While here this past 2 weeks, I picked out a book from Mary Ann's well-stocked library with my eyes closed. This is what my fingers chose:

Imagine that - me choosing a classic so loved by so many people. I read my sisters article and wondered what reviews/critiques of this book I might find and how they would relate to what I thought of it. Well, there were 353 reviews on Amazon alone. 3,670,000 results when I typed 'My Antonia' on Google. Never pick a classic when you are conducting an experiment. I give it 5 stars.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Normally if a book has that many reviews, you can trust it too be a good book. It is the books that have only a few reviews that you have to worry about.

One way to solve this problem is to set up a chain of reviews on blogs of people you know and trust. A "I recommend this book" on the sidebar. It would be like recommending a book to your friends! I suupose that could even be scammed. *sigh*