The Speed Read

Books about race in America win the Pulitzer nonfiction awards....Forget Hugo Chavez: Latin American authors come up with their own list of books Barack Obama should read....What do readers owe their local bookstores?... J.G. Ballard was a great writer because he once was an encyclopedia salesman, plus he ate weevils during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai....Paul Begala recommends books about the South....Edgar Allan Poe wrote to eat....Philip Larkin profiled himself....The Orange Prize shortlist has been whittled down to six authors, and Toni Morrison didn't make the cut....Would you like to be a literary agent? It's a lot harder than it looks....But it's easy to buy books by the foot.

By Rachel Hartigan Shea |  April 21, 2009; 10:53 AM ET
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I like your Speed Read bits, and I like the Short Stack in general, but it would be much nicer if the embedded links you provide in each post actually appeared in the RSS feed and if the feed items weren't truncated versions of the posts.

Posted by: TheAbbotofUnreason | April 21, 2009 11:24 AM

Hmmmm, I'm not quite sure what to do about that, but I'll ask our producer. Thanks for pointing this out.

Posted by: rhshea | April 22, 2009 10:24 AM

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