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Would you read over 500 book reviews a month? The staff at Bookmarks do, and we distill the results into each issue of the magazine. Our readers enjoy summaries of hundreds of opinions from every major newspaper and magazine for a comprehensive look at the latest fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.

We look at classic books as well. Our "Book by Book" author profiles focus on the major works of extraordinary writers, from Charles Dickens and Mark Twain to Franz Kafka and Virginia Woolf. Bookmarks also covers genres from the best American biographies to great mystery series, and we consult a new team of experts for each issue to recommend the best books on a specific nonfiction subject: consciousness, games, ancient Greece, magic, travel, true crime--you name it.

Since the best books often become known by word of mouth, Bookmarks publishes unique lists of our subscribers' favorites--they uncover terrific, little-known gems. Each issue also features a profile of a different book club discussing the books its members loved...and the ones that caused the most awkward silences.

Bookmarks is a colorful, smart, decidedly unstuffy guide to the best in new and classic books. Review

Bookmarks magazine is a great gift for any discerning reader in your life who doesn't necessarily have the time to research all of the novels on the market to choose the next great book to curl up with at night. You'll find compiled research from over 500 reviews each month in this periodical, all formatted in a way to allow you to make an informed decision on what every member of your family should check out next. Within its pages are articles discussing newly published stories, as well as classic tales that you may have not had the opportunity to read in the past.

Bookmarks magazine features a special section that focuses on legendary writers and their works. It goes behind the scenes of conventional reporting, giving you an in-depth look at favorite novels and the story behind the book. You may be intrigued by a book you never thought about reading before, after you peruse some of these articles. They are also a great tool to get your children more enthusiastic about reading the classics.

Bookmarks magazine showcases the best recently published books. The editors go through hundreds of reviews from respected newspapers and major magazines to find the most exciting new contenders in the literary world. This publication covers all genres, including picture books and chapter books for children, alluring nonfiction works about current events, and breathtaking fiction series for adults. You'll also be able to decide some of its content, as the magazine publishes what its subscribers currently consider the best works gracing their personal bookshelves. You may even be able to get your local book club featured in a special section that runs in every issue.

A subscription to Bookmarks magazine makes it easy to share your passion for reading with every member of your household, as well as anyone who visits it.

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  • Publisher: Phillips & Nelson Media Inc
  • ASIN: B0000AJLX9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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279 of 286 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
(****1/2) Bookmarks (A Reader's Guide to the Best in Books) is the newest magazine for bibliophiles in the market. Since its preview/debut issue in Summer 2002, Bookmarks has released 10 issues featuring a mixed bag of classics and contemporary authors like Steinbeck, Dickens, Garcia Marquez, Virginia Woolf, Waugh, Austen, Morrison, Naipaul, Potok, Faulkner, Potok, Vonnegut, and Philip Roth.
The bi-monthly publication has book reviews and selections for readers of all ages. The "Book by Book" section will features a detailed coverage on works of a specific author, suggestions on introductory books to the author, a specific genre of literature, or a particular time period. The currents issue (May/June 2004) features Leo Tolstoy and Literary Voices of the Pre-Civil Rights Era, with a look at classic works by Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin.
More than half the pages of the magazine focus on navigating the ever-expanding sea of reading: new books, now-in-paperback books, and reader-favorite recommendations. This is by far the most useful and timesaving resource for me to search for my next reading selection. The "Selections" allows me to preview staff favorites from among the most highly rated books in an issue (usually 4 stars and above).
The "New Book Guide" features book reviews separated into genres like spot, literary fiction, crime, sci-fi, general non-fiction, biography, history, science, and arts. It is therefore structured to find easily the information about a particular book most appealing and relevant to me. Each book featured in this section has a critical summary.
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155 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For book lovers December 25, 2003
By Eileen
Subscription Term Name:1 year
You know that expression "so many books, so little time"? After reading a few issues of "Bookmarks" you will be exposed to so many wonderful books and authors that you will be chanting this as a mantra. It is obvious from the first page of this bimonthly magazine that the editors love books as much as their readers do. It provides balanced coverage of books by bringing together reviews from many other publications, giving you the opportunity to see comments from glowing to scathing so that you can decide for yourself whether a book is worth reading. There are many innovative regular features: "What One Book" takes a topic such as yoga or jazz and asks the experts to suggest books about it; "If..." poses a hypothetical situation and then provides reading suggestions; "Have you read?" provides recommendations by readers. Every issue highlights a veteran author and provides an overview on their writing career and a bibliography. If you only want to subscribe to one magazine for bibliophiles, this should be it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars For book lovers August 19, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I enjoy reading about books almost as much as I enjoy actually reading the books themselves. The hunt is everything. I totally savor the acts of studying and evaluating and planning for my next read. This magazine enhances the experience. It talks about new books, classic books, categories of books, book ratings, editorial book reviews - all at great length. There are, what seems like, zillions of reviews that give you enough information to know whether or not you should take a closer look.

This is the best book review source that I have found. This month they are talking about the books of Fitzgerald. Can't wait to dive in!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book review magazine! August 4, 2004
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I used to get "book" magazine-I was terribly disappointed when they stopped publishing. I also started to get the riverside review, but then that went out. I haven't been having good lucky lately with the book review magazines. Since every book review magazine I've subscribed to have subsequently gone out of business, I picked up bookmarks at the local library, instead of subscribing to it. Seriously, it's the best book review magazine I've seen in a long time. They offer caplet reviews of new books, as long as the reviews written by major publications. The other great feature is their dedication to older, classic authors and their works. For example, the May issue features Tolstoy, with many pages dedicated to background of him and his works. They offer works to start with and then follow-up reading. They also break down the reviews by themes, and the reviews use a star system. I'd recommend this subscription to anyone who's interested in learning about new books, but not willing to buy (or borrow) unless they know they're good. Hopefully, I haven't jinxed this magazine, too, and that they'll be around for a long time!
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable... February 27, 2004
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Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
This magazine is an unbelievable, exhaustive compilation of reviews covering the universe of recently published books. Overall, the writing in the magazine is as dazzling as its layout, managing to be both concise and intellectually enlightening at the same time. Reviews from around the world are compiled and distilled to their very essence, allowing the reader to emerge with a reasonable understanding of the next book with which to curl up. As if that were not enough, each issue features at least two, well-crafted original retrospectives focusing on a particular chosen author's body of work and the historical context from which each book was created.
This is truly a magazine written by and for people who are crazy about books. It is beautiful both in its appearance and in its writing. There is no greater compliment to the magazine than in my giving a gift subscription to my favorite (long-time-ago) high school English teacher. I hope he will enjoy it as much as I have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the bookstore--just read Bookmarks!
This magazine has it all, and you don't have to leave the comfort of your living room! Smart, savvy book reviewshighlights on different genres such as the crime novel or... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Walter Morris
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I have been getting this magazine for two years now and always find at least one book that I simply "must" have. Read more
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This is my favorite magazine. If you read, this periodical is a must. Life is too short to read bad books. Read more
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This is the best publication around, for book lovers of all genres.
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Great mag for readers. I've gotten it for years now and always look forward to the new issues.
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Have received Bookmarks for years now.
Published 3 months ago by Bob Joyner
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading and recommendations.
Good reading and recommendations. Go buy!
Published 4 months ago by minnie2
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Look forward to its arrival each month
Published 4 months ago by Susan Heinis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for Reading Addicts or Browsers!
Great magazine that offers so many genres and titles. I look forward to reading every page of every edition!
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