Musing Mondays (June 15)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about award winning books…

Do you feel compelled to read prize-winning (Giller/Booker/Pulitzer etc) books? Why, or why not? Is there, perhaps, one particular award that you favour? (question courtesy of MizB)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

 

I’m not sure if ‘compelled’ is the word I would use. Motivated, perhaps. Would I choose an award winning book over a non-award winning book simply because of said award… probably not, it would still come down to whether or not I was interested in the story.

Having said that, however, if a book has won an award – whatever that award may be – it is clearly for a good reason and as such I am probably more inclined to research it and move it to the top of my consideration list. I do like to at least know what the years winners are so that I can see if I want to read them or not – more often than not I do, but again I still wouldn’t say I was compelled to do so.

There isn’t a particular award that I favour over others. I do like to attempt to keep up with the Newberry Medal and Printz Award winners, but that’s because I enjoy children and YA fiction, as for adult fiction, I pretty much take it as it comes – though my book club has read two Pulitzer and one Booker books this year already (completely unintentional), so who knows, maybe we do have our subconscious favourites.

37 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

Great question. For me the book is important, not the prize.

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bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine here.

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Hmm, I think mine was pretty much the same as yours, just in different words.

Have a great week.

mattviews said...

Love, love , love this topic! I always favor Booker.

Full answer is up.

What matters though is the book itself.

Sassy Brit said...

This has really got my juices flowing LOL

Here's mine! Puffed Up Prize-winners?

Great question,

Sassy
:)

Melody said...

Here's my reply.

Happy Monday!

judys424 said...

Mine is here.

http://judys424.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/musing-monday5-award-winning-books/

Bluestocking said...

I don't pay attention to prizes.

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Li said...

Here's my answer: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=584

Vicki said...

Have a great week everyone!!!

Mine's HERE

Nise' said...

Today's Musing.

Lisa said...

Good question! My response is here:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-award-winning-books.html

debbiesworld said...

I posted my answer here

BooksPlease said...

It's the book that counts for me - not the prize. My post is here.

Ladybug said...

My answer is up.

Sandra said...

Great question. My post is up. Thank you.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

Pam said...

Here's mine:

http://pamperspective.blogspot.com/2009/06/monday-musings.html

Cathy said...

Here are my musings!

MizB said...

My answer is up here. :D

~MizB

elizabethwillse said...

I'm on the bandwagon of "It's the book that matters, not the award." Answer here

Susan B. Evans said...

You can find my answer here.

It's all about the book!

Sunny said...

Mine is up here!

Beth F said...
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Beth F said...

Let me fix that link. I'm playing this week!

My post is here.

...... Bobbi said...

I agree with BooksPlease - it's the book and not the prize. My post is up here:
My Muse and Me

carolsnotebook said...

Mine's up.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/musing-monday-16/

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays_15.html

Danielle said...

Here is my Musing Monday!

Karoline said...

Mine is Here

Susan said...

Here's my answer.

Tim said...

Mine is posted.

caite said...

This is the very latest I have ever posted my musing, but I have the excuse that I just got back from vacation...and I posted a nice photo with my musing to prove it.

Both are Right Here.

Valorie said...

Up!

http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/06/15/musing-mondays-0615/

Mark Swallow said...

Here is mine:

http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2009/06/book-.html

Cristina said...

Here's my answer

http://3-7.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-16june.html

DeSeRt RoSe said...

I'm miserably late :)

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-june-15.html

Literary Feline said...

My response is up.