Monday, January 31, 2011


I've always read a lot but through most of my life my reading has been utilitarian, "assigned" by some exterior need or other, whether assignments in college, both as an undergrad and grad student, or later research for a writing project -- I seldom had time to read "just for the hell of it," for pleasure as its own reward. And since I became so prolific as a writer, and this for over 40 years, my reading time had to be squeezed in between writing sessions.

So now, finally, I have time to read for the hell of it and I am enjoying myself immensely, especially since reading on the Kindle makes it so convenient. In fact, it's hard to put down the biography of Oppenheimer I'm reading at the moment. So let me get back to it.

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