How are the books listed on the Book Trolley chosen?
This question comes from a lot of readers who seem frustrated that their
favorite book is not listed on the Book Trolley. Some of them go as far
as to write complete reviews and send them to Robbie. This is not
necessary, nor is it helpful. Remember, this is basically a column,
written by a columnist. What you get on the Book Trolley is the opinion
of Robbie Fischer. Robbie can only read one book at a time, and he can
only write reviews about the books he has time to read. In all fairness,
what he has done isnt too shabby. Give him a break & dont blame him
for not including every book that you like. In time, Robbie will
eventually read lots of them and their reviews will be posted.
Be sure to check out the Reader Recommended Titles
page, which is
overflowing with titles that Robbie hasnt had time to read, or doesnt
have any short-term plans to read (meaning, theyre not already on his
shelf, waiting to be read). Some titles that arent on either list are
probably going to be reviewed pretty soon; and some titles are going to
stay on the RRT list indefinitely. After
all, hes going to read what he wants to read, and some books that other
people like just dont appeal to him. It finally comes down to what
Robbie wants to read and when he gets around to it. Use the RRTs as your way to recommend books
to other fans. Just because Robbie hasn't or won't review some of them doesn't mean you can't
give them a try yourself.
If you would like to contact Robbie, you may do so here.
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