This morning (after being awakened by an amazing rainstorm--and the cats telling me that i had better get out of bed RIGHT NOW and do something about whatever was happening outside) i finished reading The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life by Steve Leveen.
Leveen gives basic tips like making a list of books that you want to read (what he calls your "List of Candidates") buy them (he suggests)--preferably in hardcover-- (instead of checking them out from them out from the library--advice i REALLY DON"T NEED TO HEAR--thank you very much)--his philosophy seems to be: BUY, BUY, BUY--buy those books you read in the past that you liked as well as those you MIGHT read in the future-- so that you can always have them at hand whenever you are in the mood for reading; take time to ponder a book after you're done with it (now THAT IS good advice--as is his suggestion that you take advantage of your librarian's vast and helpful knowledge in Reader's Advisory Service;); listen to books on audio; join a reading group; and don't waste your time on books that don't grab your interest.
My opinion? Don't waste your time on this one. Although i did get a FEW ideas for new books i want to read--but of course ALL books curse me with that!