The Obama bookshelf: Have you read what he's read?

"…his appreciation of the magic of language and his ardent love of reading…"

it's been a long time since we've had a president who possessed either of these qualities, so it's heartening to read the NY Times' account of Obama's love affair with books. As for our soon-to-be-ex-president, Bush apparently made reading into a competitive event with his pal the veep. While it seems unlikely that we'll see the same kind of thing happening with Obama and Biden ("Hey, Joe, I'm way ahead of you on the complete works of Doris Lessing"), check out the Times story to see if your reading list jibes with that of the Reader in Chief.

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