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Reading E-Books: A Contemplative Guide 

Yesterday, I finished Nicole Krauss's beautiful novel Great House, a compactly written, deeply poignant book that follows the lives of a handful of characters influenced by a huge and majestic writing desk, which had been stolen from a Jewish family's vacant house during the holocaust. Whenever I read Krauss's writing, I am struck with the …

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Good books that happen to be free 

Nicole Cliffe at Hairpin posted a delightfully snarky piece about free books available for the Kindle, which, aside from being very funny, actually struck me as good advice.  One can read most of the pre-copyright classics on Kindle for free, as well as a handful of new classics, like Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Colors of …

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Resolve to read more with Instapaper 

Happy New Year to all patrons and friends of the Gottesman Libraries! Hopefully, at least some of you have made the resolution to read more this year. Of course, the wide world of the Internet is full of quality reading material: breaking news, long-form journalism, blogs, personal websites, and more. In fact, it's easy to …

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