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Every reader has them: books that gather dust on shelves. Those thick tomes with tiny type that have edged open windows, propped up wobbly tables and weighed down loose paper. They invoke fear. It’s the size, the daunting literary baggage, sometimes the impenetrable language. Mobdy Dick doesn’t scare me as much as it bores me. I don’t mind the 900 pages digression on moral in Les Miserables. The three books above just invoke so much fear in me that anticipate a sense of crushing defeat. 2015 is time to blow off the dust, bite the bullet, and tackle these books.


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  1. >2015 is time to blow off the dust, bite the bullet, and tackle these books.
    You’ll need to budget time for sleep, eating, and visiting the rest-room though.
    I bought a copy of 2666 to impress myself with. I feel tired just looking at it waiting for me. What triggered your decision to bite the bullet?

  2. Atlas Shrugged is one of my favorite books. I’m not fond of the author, but for whatever reason I do enjoy her writing.

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