Welcome to Better Know a Book, a collaborative literary blog helping you find your next great, classic read!

I’m Sarah R., a lifelong bookworm, aspiring writer, and all around literary nerd. I was inspired to start Better Know a Book by friends and family who weren’t sure what to read next, but also felt intimidated by my recommendations of classic books by some of my favorites (“You mean you don’t want to read Mrs. Dalloway for fun? Why?” Really, it’s amazing I have friends). It’s hard to know what people are always looking for in a book, and book reviews can be pretentious, biased, or just hard to glean information from.

What this blog seeks to do is represent many voices profiling books in a way that’s personable and not pretentious, but still enlightening. I believe you don’t need to slog through “popular” books to necessarily find a fun read. Sometimes, you just need a little help in seeing how great a book could be (this is me, trying to not be pretentious. I know, I know, I’m working on it, I swear). My hope is that by incorporating many books, many voices in profile authors/comments, and reaching out, I can help make the book selection process just a tiny bit easier.

Ready, set, pick a book, GO!


6 Responses to “About”

  1. The Chocolate Dictionary January 23, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    Hi, and thanks for following my blog. I hope you find plenty to interest, inspire or amuse you. Loved your blog too. Very nicely set up, easy to read, and informative. You’ve already encouraged me to read Lady Chatterley. Best of all though is your avatar – there’s definitely some of the chocolate imperative there!

    • Better Know A Book January 23, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Thank you so much, The Chocolate Dictionary! Your blog is lovely…and mouthwatering! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed mine, it warms my heart to hear that!

  2. The Chocolate Dictionary February 28, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    I really like your blog and would like to give you a Leibster Award. This is an Award spread by bloggers to each other to encourage, acknowledge, praise, support and generally surround with a warm glow. You can read more about the award, and its simple rules, by visiting the AWARD page of my own blog – The Chocolate Dictionary. Good luck and keep going!

  3. Anna March 21, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    I just want to say that this is a really super site! Well done. It’s a great idea. Why not make your first book non-fiction and turn your idea into a book for teenagers wanting to broaden their horizons?

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