Plane Reads

On NPR’s “Morning Edition” today, librarian Nancy Pearl had an interesting take on a Summer Reading conundrum; what books will keep you entertained on a long flight. Nancy, who travels a lot, has it down to a science. The ideal book needs to be “complex enough to smother your annoyance when the guy in the row ahead reclines his seat into your lap, but not so intellectually challenging that it demands a dictionary.”

The nine titles she’s chosen are all older and now available in paperback. Listen to the podcast; each description is a model of booktalking. How DOES she make me want to read every one of the books?

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