I was delighted to be asked by Marshal Zeringue what I’m reading. His multi-blog Campaign for the American Reader is full of fascinating stuff. What I particularly like is the wide range of genres and ideas included. It’s like rummaging through a vast shared library where people turn to each other and say “have you read this?” If you’re ever in a reading slump, or want to try on a kind of book you don’t normally read – here’s the place to compile a reading list that won’t ever run out.
It strikes me, too, that it would be a wonderful collection development / reader’s advisory tool for librarians.