"There's more to life than books, you know -- but not much more." My assumption has always been that if a book I post looks interesting to you, you'll check out the Amazon page for it -- which is easy to do and will provide you with more information and reader reviews than you can probably stand. I post most of these books before I read them in any case, usually at the time I put requests in for them, so I have nothing informative to say about them at that point even if I were so inclined. My posting a book here does not constitute a recommendation, as I've said before. If it helps, I'll link to the book's Amazon (or other) page. I post to these book threads on numerous sites merely as data, with the entirely passive message that reading is interesting, educational and usually more worthwhile than what you're doing instead -- and your taxes are paying for library systems from which you should try to extract more personal value. People always ask me questions like, "How (or why) do you read so much?" "Why do you refuse to discuss the books you read?" "Do you really read all those books?" "Do you speed-read?" "What do you think of eBooks?" "Should I buy a Kindle?" And so forth. I'm going to put up, maintain and link to an external FAQ. They're valid questions, I just don't want to discuss them on forums.