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    The biggest fantasy is that I'll ever catch up with my TBR list, which grows at both ends however much I try to put it on a diet.
    I know the feeling!
    Wouldn't it be great if every TBR book were a mystery until you opened it, if you had a personal assistant who knew your literary taste and bought all the books you most wanted to read, but told you nothing about them? I have one friend who knows my taste well enough that occasionally he'll hand me a book and say "Buy this", so I do.
    I have a friend who's like that with movies.  (And another who, if she liked a movie, I know I should pass.)

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:24:46 PM PDT

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    •  Ah yes. Those friends who are useful because, (7+ / 0-)

      whenever they love something, you know not to see/read it.

      The most useful thing with critics is finding one who shares your aesthetics, so you can generally trust their judgement. I tend to use Rotten Tomatoes/Metacritic, so I can get an aggregate sense of critical opinion, and then try to get more precise by adding in my own quirkiness factor.

      There's now a thing where you rate some movies on Rotten Tomatoes, and it tells you which critic best matches your own taste. I like the idea, but can't apply it, as I'd have to use facebook to do so.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:35:16 PM PDT

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