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Things not to read

I am not going to give you a list of what not to read. You can probably figure that out for yourself.
However, I have only recently stumbled onto the idea that I can actually check out a book, take it home, open it up, read a few pages and then reject it altogether and take it back from whence it came.
I don't have to finish what I started.
This is a foreign concept to me, perhaps because of my stern Presbyterian upbringing. Of course, the idea was reinforced by public educators at every level, right on through graduate school.
I have always known people who ignored this restrictive way of book-reading. But, I have also always suspected something was just a little bit wrong with them.
Now, though, I'm running out of time. I don't want to waste what I have left on stuff that's utterly unfulfilling and even banal.
So, this past week I took two books home, read a few pages, then brought them back.
I do not feel bad about that anymore.
I feel instead I've been unbound.
 
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