Oprah and Franzen Kiss and Make Up With Her Book Club Pick: Freedom

Oprah revealed perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets of her show when she announced Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom would be the next Oprah Book Club selection. Rumors have been rampant for weeks, and the past few days yielded pictures of the book with the “O” symbol on it. It seems that Franzen -- who had previously begged off being part of her book club -- and Oprah have kissed and made up. ...more

I keep hearing how good it is from friends & fully intended to read it. That is, before Oprah ...more

The New York Times, Jennifer Weiner, Jodi Picoult, and #Franzenfreude

While many of us seem to be getting book information and recommendations from book blogs and other new sources, traditional review outlets like The New York Times still carry influence and weight -- they still matter. To some people, including best-selling authors like Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult, they seem to matter a lot. ...more
I read a few books a week. I tried some of the NY Times books but it felt too much like college ...more