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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Part of the charm of books is that they are highly portable. We can read them almost anywhere there is enough light, and everyone has their own preferred way of doing so. And so we have a series called 'Where I Like To Read', sharing the favorite reading places of famous authors.

Our latest revelation is from Junot Díaz, a newly anointed MacArthur Fellow.

"I am both a public reader and a private reader," he told the HuffPost Books editor. "I'm the idiot walking down the street reading. I'm the fool on the train who misses their stop, who leaps up suddenly, because of their book."

But where does he like to finish the books he's reading, to the frustration of his family and friends? Click here to find out.

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Paul Raeburn: Amazon Warfare: Stuffing the Customer-Review Box
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Marlo Thomas: Fifty Shades of Success: Behind the (Sex) Scenes With E.L. James
Three books at the top of the bestseller list, all at the same time? Who is this woman? So when I sat down with E. L. James for an exclusive interview, I had a lot of questions about the book, the bondage and the inspiration behind the global phenomenon.
Devon O'Brien: Of Lice and Men: XXI
One by one, Atticus, Wendell, Ursula and Andrew emerged from the jumbo revolving door and into the baggage claim area at LAX. I was as happy to see each one of them as if they were the surprise guests in an episode of This Is Your Life!
Patricia Cornwell: Stranger Than My Fiction
If President Obama is reelected, and I hope he is, maybe he should take a close look at those his administration appoints to serve the public objectively and without conflict or unseemly allegiances. And maybe it's time to hold financial institutions accountable for their greed and questionable practices.

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