Sending you to BlogHer today

I'm not starting a new book today because I have five waiting for me at the library and another four in transit (and there are some real goodies in there). I won't be picking them up until tomorrow because we're going to the SuperEX today (cotton candy, Tilt-A-Whirl and hopefully some livestock). So I'm sending you over to BlogHer to read my review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Yes, it's as good as everyone has said it is and you *must* read it if you haven't already.
I don't have a litmus test for bad books. There are, however, definite signs of good books. If I find myself thinking that I should get up and find Post-It flags before I hit the twenty-five page mark it's probably going to be a good book. If after less than ten pages I find myself half tearing apart my office looking for my metal page points I know it is going to be a very good book. That is precisely the position I found myself in shortly after starting Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows' The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Click here for more...

While you are over there you can read this post on why you should maybe put that book down and not buy it.
I'm sure it's a lovely book, possibly even a fantastic book. Set it down and think - when's the last time you bought a book? How many have you bought recently? Have you read them all yet? How many unread books are there in your house? If the answer to any, or all, of these questions scares you perhaps you need to join the Ban on Spending Book Challenge. Click here for more...

And one last thing while you are over there - BlogHer Contributing Editor Megan did a podcast interview with Kim Park from How to Look Good Naked. It's part of BlogHer's Letter to My Body project and it's really good.