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Sunday, November 04, 2007

One Reads...

One cannot understand what all the fuss is about.
I just finished reading An Uncommon Reader, a very slender tome... one easy evening of reading... about Queen Elizabeth II wandering into a bookmobile and getting the reading habit and the subsequent changes in her life. Very funny in a reserved sort of way, totally charming, and sharply observant of our modern world. The Queen is at turns perplexed and puzzled, but perseveres to find her voice in spite of every opposition.

The Queen's isolation and anachronistic existence make her a popular subject lately, sort of a tabula rasa upon whom any speculation can be projected. Find this quick read and all sorts of other delights in the library's Reading Room.


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