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A Reading Life

The intoxicating embrace of a good read

By Katharine A. Powers
June 26, 2005

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The single disagreeable thing about reading books for a living is that one cannot surrender to books as one did when one had horrible jobs from which books offered the only certain escape. In those days reading was an animal pleasure, pure and unprofitable, and finding a ''good read" was the object of life. A ''good read" is a book ... (Full article: 1089 words)

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