Nancy Pearl http://kbia.org en Librarian Nancy Pearl's Picks For The Omnivorous Reader http://kbia.org/post/librarian-nancy-pearls-picks-omnivorous-reader I'm often asked how I choose the books that I'm going to talk about on <em>Morning Edition</em>'s "Under the Radar" segments. Simple: I just pick some of the titles that I've most enjoyed since the last time I was on, without concern for whether they're fiction or nonfiction, genre or not, or aimed or classified as being for children or teens.<p>Because I am an omnivorous reader, at first glance my choices always seem to me to be completely higgledy-piggledy, with no book bearing any similarity to any other. Certainly some of these books have elements in common. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:28:00 +0000 Nancy Pearl 25047 at http://kbia.org Librarian Nancy Pearl's Picks For The Omnivorous Reader Nancy Pearl Unearths Great Summer Reads http://kbia.org/post/nancy-pearl-unearths-great-summer-reads Unlike a lot of people I know, my summer reading doesn't differ significantly from the reading I do the rest of the year. I'm always looking for new authors, older titles I might have missed, books I want to reread, and a nice mixture of fiction and nonfiction. While I understand the concept of beach reading, for me it doesn't mean light reading, but rather choosing books whose ultimate destruction by sand and water won't concern me overly much because I know that I can easily replace them. Mon, 21 May 2012 06:55:00 +0000 Nancy Pearl 14480 at http://kbia.org Nancy Pearl Unearths Great Summer Reads 7 Books With Personality: Nancy Pearl's 2011 Picks http://kbia.org/post/7-books-personality-nancy-pearls-2011-picks Although all works of fiction and narrative nonfiction have characters — be they animals, hobbits, dragons, humans, werewolves or whatever — I've found that there are some books in which these characters are three-dimensional and awfully interesting. (Whether or not they're likable is another question.) These characters become, as the story progresses, more and more real to me. It's as though they've become good friends.<p>I'm always on the lookout for this kind of book, but they're not always easy to find. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:01:00 +0000 Nancy Pearl & Nancy Pearl 5222 at http://kbia.org 7 Books With Personality: Nancy Pearl's 2011 Picks