reading the nominees

everyone has their own deal-makers and -breakers. for my money, the books on your coffee table and shelves can say at least as much about your social lean and character as your beer of choice says about your frugality and palate. this topic has floated around elsewhere in the recent past (see links below), but on friday the new york times prefaced a profile of both mccain and obama's favorite books with some entertaining presidential literary history. while there are certainly some shiny, predictable standbys on both lists, there are also a few interesting surprises. i really want to leave this without the fingerprint of my opinion as a discussion point, but if you fish around here, you might find my two cents.

LINK: all candidates (hufpo, 01/08)
LINK: w. (the new yorker, 01/06)

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