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Ever the helpful librarian, Nancy Pearl has followed up her best-selling Book Lust with the efficiently titled More Book Lust. In it, the Seattle-based Pearl provides another 1,000 recommended reads, helpfully categorized into lists such as “Horror for Sissies” and “Dick Lit.” Don’t trust her because she appears on NPR’s Morning Edition; or because, according to Bust magazine, she’s “become pretty much the librarian version of a rock star”; or even because she’s the real-life inspiration for the Librarian Action Figure. Trust her because she’s truly obsessed with reading. Consider her formula for ditching an unenjoyable book: “If you’re fifty years old or younger, give every book about fifty pages…If you’re over fifty, which is when time gets even shorter, subtract your age from 100—the result is the number of pages you should read before deciding whether or not to quit. (If you’re 100 or older, you get to judge the book by its cover, despite the dangers in doing so—see the section ‘You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover.’)” Pearl reads at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919. (Anne Marson)