Nancy Pearl (celebrity librarian, NPR commentator, author of Book Lust and model for the Librarian Action Figure) has come up with a new way to organize the books we love based on 4 “Doorways”, so called because these terms reflect our experiences when we enter a book’s world. She suggests that we decide how much each of these experiential elements was important for us in a book we loved to guide us in our choice of another book we will enjoy. Nancy would like to see each of these element put into a pie chart on a book’s cover or in the catalog, so that reader’s can assess the potential appeal of new books for them.
1. Story (Plot)
2. Character (Whether you feel as though the characters are your close personal friends)
To read the rest of Nancy’s article, click here.