So often you run into reviewers with an agenda, pushing books or other media for personal reason or gain, and it’s hard to know who you can actually trust. Sure, these children are literally just trying to win a contest, but would they have chosen Judy Blume’s Freckle Juice if it hadn’t been effective? Ralph Hancock’s Super Machines if it didn’t teach everything one cared to know about super machines? I doubt it. Put down your copy of Tenth of December and pick up one of these hot reads today! (Via HyperVocal.)

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  1. Part II about Robert Louis Stevenson makes me want to read that book again so bad.

  2. I’m 25% into Tenth of December and I’m bored. Anyone else reading it feeling like it is over-hyped? I feel the same way about Jonathan Franzen…

  3. This makes me miss Book Gum. :( What’s everyone reading right now? I’m reading this and it’s awesome!

    • I am reading Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon. I only just started reading it but I like it so far.

    • I’m reading Spooner by Pete Dexter. I’m maybe about a third of the way through, and I’m liking it a lot. Has anyone else on earth read it? Because I feel like when I bring it up I’m met with blank faces.

    • That drawing reminds me of the Rihanna drawing

    • The biggest short flask gave me Infinite Jest for Christmas*, so i am no longer putting off reading that. And i am sorry i put off reading it for this long.

      *- i think she was just trying to get rid of me.

    • I am reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It is good! It is heavy though. Which can be nice since it doubles as a bludgeoning tool in a pinch!

      • I am reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and I am finding it perfectly beautiful, even if it feels like something I’d enjoy a lot more if I was 70 years old or so.

        • IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. My fiance just asked me if he should read it a couple days ago, and I told him it was one of the best books I’ve read in the last five years.

    • I’m STILL reading John Dies At The End. I used to read during lunch in the cafeteria but then there started to be this creepy guy who is just the creepiest and so now I eat lunch at my desk and then leave 30 mins early. As a result, this already long book is taking a long time to read.

    • I’m pacing myself on Ada, or Ardor, for a book club, and am almost finished with The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont. It’s about a boy finding himself at a New England prep school, and though it deserves a few eye rolls (it’s very much about the woes of rich white kids) (also I particularly dislike when female authors find the need to write male protagonists, because guess who else is doing that? – basically all the male authors) it’s really pretty good.

      • I contacted the guy at Skylight about the book club, by the way! Not sure if I’ll be able to slam through Ada, or Ardor, but I’ll definitely do the next one!

    • I read Brighton Rock in college, and it was great! I am reading The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell right now, and it is fantastic! It is one of those books I can’t put down once I start reading it.

    • I just finished The Secret History last night. I am unsure how I feel about it.

    • Naked Came the Manatee. And it’s not that great.

  4. Do I have to take their word for it, or can I find out for myself at my local library? #butterflyinthesky

  5. I’m not much a book person, but I am totally looking forward to this one.

  6. I’ll never forget how upset Packy was when found out Pinkwater was deceased and there would be no more books. :(

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