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Being Busy: a Reason For Not Reading, or an Excuse?


Just days after President Obama made us feel guilty over not reading enough, we learn Hillary Clinton hasn't read a book since becoming secretary of state. She hasn't even watched a movie! But that's not hard when, unlike Obama, she doesn't have a home theater.

I'm not judging either of them, but I do think it perfectly reflects their personalities. Obama — calm and cool, able to clear his mind and fall into a novel. Hillary? Tough, focused, determined — way too busy for fiction.

Some of the busiest people I know are also the most avid readers, so I do wonder if finding time to read is a choice instead of a luxury.

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