Simply ask them what their favorite book is. It is like asking their favorite child. Or, as Neil Gaiman put it, “picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.” But I keep it as one of my In Six questions in no small part due to this particularly challenging aspect for librarians. And I am forever grateful to all of the fantastic book suggestions. Keep them coming!
reposted from 6/3/12