Roosevelt reading

(photo: courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Well, Ken Burns has done it again. The Roosevelts are all the rage these days. 

People keep asking me if I’ve been watching it, and I keep having to talk about my lack of TV reception. (Really, guys, it’s OK.)

So yeah, I’ll be catching it on DVD from the library. All’s well in the world.

But meanwhile, I caught this cool article on Bookriot about Theodore Roosevelt’s rules for reading.

And the guy was right on target. He starts off decrying lists of best books. I’m right there with you, man!

And here’s Rule #4: “The reader, the booklover, must meet his own needs without paying too
much attention to what his neighbors say those needs should be.”

How can you not love that?

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