[B]oredom is woven into the very fabric of the literary enterprise. We read, and write, in large part to avoid it. At the same time, few experiences carry more risk of active boredom than picking up a book....A library is an enormous repository of information, entertainment, the best that has been thought and said. It is also probably the densest concentration of potential boredom on earth.So don't forget your AED during your next library trip, just in case you flatline. Due to boredom.
The A-Zzzzzs of books
Jennifer Schuessler shines a light on the dirty little secret of publishing: some books are just friggin boring. There. It's out there. She writes: