NYT Book Reviews: How The System Works - The Huffington Post

Side note: I resent the fact that you believe that a reader who does read the NYT book reviews and then reads the reviewed book, is doing so because a “literary expert telling them they should feel these things”.

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I read a very favorable review of the Oliver Sachs memoir in one of the NYT book reviews and would like to read it.

I missed all that Goodreads drama too--now I'm curious, will have to go back and read about it. But: maybe Goodreads is a scarier force to be reckoned with these days because it's so accessible, and people *do* say what they'd likely say to a friend about a book. That has always been more powerful for me than an official review--if a friend says I'll really like such and such book and here's why. I don't read the NYT book reviews (I used to read the Washington Post section when we lived there until it went away in print, and I am not as likely to seek it out online) but I sure do look at my friends' reviews (and strangers, too) of books on Goodreads.