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Loose-limbed reviews of what I’ve been reading lately, both old and new books.

I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I will graduate in May 2010 with a double major in English and Journalism (news-editorial sequence).

I dream of a job that lets me read and write about what I’m reading.

“After all, what laws can be laid down about books? The battle of Waterloo was certainly fought on a certain day; but is Hamlet a better play than Lear? Nobody can say. Each must decide that question for himself. To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries. Everywhere else we may be bound by laws and conventions — there we have none.”

Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”, 1932


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