"I'm still looking for good books to read, but I've been burned so much by recommendations that I've instituted a new procedure for the approval of any new reading material. I will require at least five notarized affidavits from me-certified book evaluators who give the book at least 4 out of 5 stars in three major evaluation categories (pacing, character development and amount of dinosaurs, for example) before I will read it. Certification is a fairly straightforward process involving an application in which you list your favorite books and other media and a brief essay describing what you think I am looking for in a book." <a class="postlink" href="http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-ways-high-school-makes-you-hate-reading_p2/#ixzz28DB5yUaO" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-ways-high ... z28DB5yUaO</a> Focus: What's on your reading list? How do you determine if something is worth reading or not? This site and the RMMB actually kept my reading list full for a long time, especially with genuinely good science, psychology, and humor books. Now, I'm relying on books by the same author (Bill Bryson, Steven Pinker, and Neil Gaiman, for example). I'm in the middle of the Ender's Game series, after that I'll finally read the Dark Tower and I'll continue to intersperse all of that with some science/business non-fiction stuff.