Julia's Bookshelf

I am a reader. I love books. I want to share this love.

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Saturday, November 12, 2005

"Emptying" The Shelves

I'm going through my shelves, pulling out books to exchange and give away. I pulled out 51 books that I'm ready to pass on. I have read them all except two. I started to read three or four others, but just couldn't get past the first few chapters. One of those was "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi and I really wanted to love it because it's about books and reading and teaching books in a dangerous way. It's about books and knowledge being more powerful than a government. I think. I haven't read it. I might try listening to it on tape some day because there was something in the author's style that was difficult to move through on paper. It didn't flow for me. Anyway, 51 books are gone from the shelves but you would hardly notice.


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