Nancy Pearl http://kuow.org en Nancy Pearl's 10 Favorite Books Of 2012 http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-10-favorite-books-2012 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">So many good books, so little time. If you're searching for a book that would make a perfect holiday gift or just looking for your next great read, here are Nancy Pearl's favorite books of</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> 2012.</span></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 21:38:52 +0000 Nancy Pearl 4514 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's 10 Favorite Books Of 2012 Librarian Nancy Pearl's Picks For The Omnivorous Reader http://kuow.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 4175 at http://kuow.org Librarian Nancy Pearl's Picks For The Omnivorous Reader Nancy Pearl's Sci-Fi Picks http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-sci-fi-picks <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Librarian&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nancypearl.com/" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Nancy Pearl</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;gives&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-alig Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:21:25 +0000 Nancy Pearl 3055 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Sci-Fi Picks Nancy Pearl's Books To Pass Along http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-books-pass-along <p>Many of us pass along books we love to family and friends. If you could only pass along one book — one you truly love — which book would it be? Librarian Nancy Pearl gives <em>Weekday</em> her list of books that should be passed along to loved ones.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Nancy Pearl 1018 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Books To Pass Along Nancy Pearl Unearths Great Summer Reads http://kuow.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. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:43:00 +0000 Nancy Pearl 1020 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Unearths Great Summer Reads Happy Holidays, Voyeurs: Nancy Pearl Picks Memoirs http://kuow.org/post/happy-holidays-voyeurs-nancy-pearl-picks-memoirs Truth to tell, I have a real love/hate relationship with memoirs. Because I very much enjoy reading about people's lives (an unappreciative therapist might term my predilection voyeurism), I gravitate toward the biography and memoir section of libraries and bookstores. But despite the fact that memoirs are, by definition, self-referential and are therefore -- to one degree or another -- filled with variations of me, me, me, I don't really enjoy (and therefore tend not to read) what I call the "Children of Job," subgenre of memoir-writing. You know the type, and I don't need to name any names. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:05:00 +0000 Nancy Pearl 2463 at http://kuow.org Happy Holidays, Voyeurs: Nancy Pearl Picks Memoirs