favorite books

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it

“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   The Library of Congress is currently housing an exhibit titled “Books that Shaped America.” These books ( http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-123.html) “shaped Americans’ views of the world and the world’s views of America.” While the list is not meant to signify the greatest works of American literature, they do provide a glimpse of our history, culture, and ideals. Working in a library, I naturally have a profound admiration for books and the effects they can have on an individual’s life. I encourage you to take … Continued