“I’m not going to pick a book simply because it’s the It Book of the moment that everyone is talking about or because some juicy or controversial excerpt is making news or because it’s just been published. Instead, I’m going to pick the books that captivate and excite me, that make me want to run out and buy multiple copies to give to my friends.”

-Arianna Huffington on how she’ll pick the books for her book club, “Arianna’s Reading.” Her first read is In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore.

I wonder how much influence Huffington will have on book sales…