Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about award winning books…
Do you feel compelled to read prize-winning (Giller/Booker/Pulitzer etc) books? Why, or why not? Is there, perhaps, one particular award that you favour?
I don't feel compelled at all to read prize-winning books; I don't seek them out because of the award. But if I'm trying to choose which book I want and I've narrowed it down to a few, the one that's a prize-winner might have a little more pull than one that's not, but not necessarily. Mostly I choose books by description or by the author. For instance, if Susan May Warren has a new book out I know I'll like it without having to read the description.
Awards are a little bit like reviews to me...I don't always agree with them. There are books that received an award that I felt shouldn't have, and there are books that I thought were tremendous but didn't get it.
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