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September 19, 2008


Karen Terry

I normally don't read Oprah's picks. There were only 2 of her picks that I have read. Her book choices I could do without. So I am one of those rare people who doesn't read Oprah's picks.

David J. Montgomery

I don't think I've read any Oprah books... But admittedly, I don't know what they all were, so it's possible I read one unknowingly.


Karen, you are not so rare. I have advertently read a couple of Oprah's picks, but I usually avoid them like the plague. Now I worry because this book is on my TBR pile. Should I read it or sell it now?


Oprah = fraud.


It's certainly had a very bad influence on what is being published -- and perhaps most frightening -- on the taste of readers.
As far as I can tell, it's been all about women, especially suffering women being strong. A very narrow view of life!

Cameron Hughes

She gets points for picking The Road

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