The "Rule of 50" Helps You Know When To Give Up On A Book

Life is just too short to keep reading a book that's not compelling or rewarding to you. But how can you know when to quit? Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist) recommends the Rule of 50, lifted from Nancy Pearl's book Book Lust. » 12/29/14 6:00pm 12/29/14 6:00pm

NPR Wants Scifi Novels On Your Bedside Table

NPR's Nancy Pearl, who has probably written enough words about science fiction to fill a couple of Del Rey compendiums with, has laid out of a list of her recommended reading. While technically only two of the books on her list are science fiction, you can't really argue with Frederik Pohl and Joe Haldeman. Neal… » 11/12/07 8:37pm 11/12/07 8:37pm