Saturday, June 20, 2009

New York Times Book Review Awfully Thin Lately

Has anyone else noticed how thin the New York Times Book Review has become? It still seems to have a lot of ads, but many less reviews. And it's not even dead of summer yet, when all the journalists go to Cape Cod. That worries me.

While we're on the subject, I would love someone to start a credible stand-alone book review for commercial fiction and nonfiction. You know, a book review for books we actually read, and not ones we want to pretend we're reading as cocktail party conversation. And not genre centric. I want to know what (and why) everyone's reading what they're reading.

5 comments:

Carolyn said...

Isn't that what RT Book Reviews is?

BuffySquirrel said...

Hmm, interesting, but how would we decide what books should be reviewed? BookScan sales?

Rie said...

That would be nice to know why people are reading certain books. It would tell a lot about the current zeitgeist.

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