Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser

I was thrilled to find this book because readers love to compare notes with readers, and Wendy Lesser promised a rich conversation at the beginning. The problem is, she is in love with the sound of her own voice and I never got a word in edgewise.

What I mean is, she knows a lot and seems hell bent to wedge it all into every run-on paragraph. The points she makes are terrific and would have benefitted from a better editor.

I got through the book but it was exhausting.

John 1: 1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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