PRESIDENTIAL READING

PRESIDENTIAL READING

Before Christmas, Obama did some bookstore browsing. So what did he pick up?

Obama’s tastes lean toward the literary. His choices included Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland,” Julie Otsuka’s  “The Buddha in the Attic,” and Anthony Marra’s “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.”

Presidential reading choices are a window into the man. So, here’s a bit of a shocker…President George Bush was more of a reader than we imagined — Seems he had reading contests with Karl Rove, measured not just by the number of books finished, but the cumulative number of pages.

To build your reading list, check my website bookreportradio.com. And tune into my show The Book Report.

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