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A new book classification system – with many thanks to Lotus Reads

January26

A number of other BookCrossers have great blogs, some of which are listed in my sidebar. One whose book reviews I truly enjoy is Lotus Reads. Recently she commented on how she often uses descriptions of food to describe books. “Whenever I struggle to describe a reading experience, I find it helpful to compare it with food.”

I really like the categories she’s come up with, so I’m going to adopt them here to describe the books I read.

“Cool glass of lemonade” – a nice, quick and easy read that takes about a day or so
“Melted Chocolate” – books that go down smoothly, the experience is so pleasurable, you never want it to end
“Sunday Specials” – satisfying emotionally and fill you up, like Mom’s Sunday dinner of comfort foods
“Exotic Treats” – You have no clue how you are going to feel after you try it, but you can’t help yourself!
“Cereal” – convenient, crunchy, nutritious, but forgettable!
“liver & onions” – for those that you can only finish by holding your nose and choking it down (thanks Candy for this new category)

Thank you Lotus Reads for helping me find a great new way to describe my books.

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5 Comments to

“A new book classification system – with many thanks to Lotus Reads”

  1. On January 26th, 2006 at 3:51 pm Lotus Reads Says:

    LOL, thanks Antheras! I love reading your blog, too. About the food classification, my friend and fellow blogger, “Hello,Melissa”, had one more to add, Cereal: convenient, crunchy, nutritious, but forgettable! :)

  2. On January 26th, 2006 at 6:18 pm Janelle Martin Says:

    Too cool, I’ll have to add that to my list.

    I love reading your blog too. It’s a mutual love-in.

  3. On January 30th, 2006 at 9:14 pm Candy Says:

    Ah, but you need a liver & onions category for those that you can only finish by holding your nose and choking it down :-)

  4. On February 1st, 2006 at 4:59 pm Janelle Martin Says:

    Okay, that is brilliant candy! I’m going to edit the main post to add that category.

  5. On February 1st, 2006 at 10:40 pm Candy Says:

    w00t! I’m famous! *laugh*

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