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Topic: Oh, I love the books I'm reading!

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Subject: Oh, I love the books I'm reading!
Date Posted: 1/31/2012 7:25 AM ET
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Since I love to keep many books going at one time, I have a rather convoluted reading system. That's why it's taken me this long to near the end of my 2011 classics challenge.

That being said, I am astounded at how wondrous the last couple books have been: Thomas Wolfe's You Can't Go Home Again is a masterpiece! I also read about Wolfe's major editor, Max Perkins (Max Perkins: Editor of Genius), which enhanced the whole experience.

And now I'm drawing near the end of O.E Rolvaag's Giants in the Earth. What a spectacular book! The psychological insights are stunning.

Reading is a major part of my life, and I'm lovin' it!


Date Posted: 1/31/2012 10:28 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Giants in the Earth for this year's challenge. I agree, great book. Very genuine.

I have owned that Max Perkins book for at least five years - guess I should dust it off and get cracking on it.

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 10:37 PM ET
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Warms my heart to see others who enjoy Giants in the Earth as much as I do.