Books and Lists and More Books....

People who love books tend to also be people who love lists. And if it involves a list of books, well that's just the cat's meow.

Take, for example, the wildly popular best-seller 101 Books to Read Before You Die. Or even Amazon's Listmania program. See what we mean? Book lovers are list lovers. The two just go hand in hand.

As it turns out, one of our favorite book lovers/list makers Nancy Pearl, celebrated librarian and author of Book Lust, has paired up with writer Lizzie Skurnick of Jezebel fame to give us this:

That's right, baby. Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading is a collection of musings of the enduring classic books we devoured as teens. Think of it as a list with nostalgic notations.

So why is A Reader's Respite telling you about this? Because you now have an opportunity to get your own complimentary copy. Listen up:

On Wednesday, September 23rd at 3 pm EST, Blog Talk Radio will be featuring a interview with authors Pearl and Skurnick. If you call or write in with a question for these two fabulous ladies, you will receive a complimentary copy of Shelf Discovery.

Seriously, how cool is that?

Now here's the important part: you must, must, must subscribe to Blog Talk Radio (a worthwhile endeavor in any case if you haven't already checked them out!) before you'll be able to submit your questions. So go HERE to get yourself all set up before the show. Then tune in, ask your questions and enjoy the show (and your new book!).

Want more information? Here's the show's preview page.

So a free book and a chance to ask two very talented writers some questions. What more could you want?

Who loves ya, baby? That's right, we do.


  1. I've gotta say that this book disappointed me. It was far more about the books that Skurnick herself liked as a young person than a general review of books that we grew up with.

  2. Cool beans. I have to take a pick @ this.


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