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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Best Seller Lists

Spotted in the number seven position of the New York Times list of nonfiction, paperback best sellers: "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, by Tucker Max . . . Reflections of a self-absorbed, drunken womanizer." Hmmmmm . . . pithy book summary, but this isn't a title that will be on my reading list any time soon.

Bestseller lists, compilations of data concerning book sales, need to be approached with caution. As the turtle above knows, the race does not always go to the fleet. That being said, sometimes the lists do contain great reads, like Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, which is number two on the NYT's paperback trade fiction best seller list. If you haven't yet read it, check out Water for Elephants for an enjoyable summer read.

No turtles were harmed during the production of this post.
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