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Oprah's Book Club

Are You More Likely to Read a Book if It's an Oprah Pick?

Oprah's book club has had its ups and downs over the years. On the positive end, the book club often provides huge success for authors when the queen of talk bestows her little golden sticker on a book. Downs have included things like the scandal around A Million Little Pieces, and a public dissing of her book club from The Corrections author Jonathan Franzen.

Ken Follett, author of The Pillars of the Earth, is experiencing some major ups all of a sudden, despite the fact that his book was published in 1989. Once it became an Oprah selection, his book shot straight to the top of bestselling lists and now there's news of a TV series in the works by Ridley Scott's production company.

Yet, despite Oprah's glowing reviews, I still couldn't bring myself to read The Pillars of the Earth because it just doesn't interest me. How about you? Do you take Oprah's word for it when it comes to books?


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