We're trying out something a little different today, and we hope that you'll participate because by giving more, you'll get more in return. (So far we have 18 people participating, now it is your turn.)
We want to draw on the collective wisdom of our readers and find out what great books you've read, and which particular one made a difference in your life. That is, what book has led you to look differently at literature, thinking, career, love, friendship, death, or whatever you consider important?
At some point later next week, we'll bundle the submissions and post them for you. We're hoping that this will give everyone a list of great and important books to read.
If you'd like to participate, please make a submission in the comments below, or via email. In whatever you write, please list the name of the book and the author, and then mention why the book mattered to you. (Your explanation can be as brief or as long as you like.) When we post the replies, we won't use your names unless you otherwise consent. And we'll otherwise protect the privacy of your email addresses.
Finally, we'll randomly select one name from all of the submissions, and send that contributor a nice $50 gift certificate from Amazon.com.
We look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for taking part.