Michael Jackson, Reader

Yes, yes, everyone's sick of all the Michael Jackson coverage, but Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times actually found a new angle on the pop star's tragic life and death: Michael Jackson loved books.

Book stores throughout Los Angeles recalled that he was a frequent visitor when he was in town, sometimes asking the stores to close a few minutes early so he could browse untroubled by fans. He loved poetry, Ralph Waldo Emerson in particular, and according to his lawyer, was quite well-read in psychology, literature and history. At the time of his death, his collection amounted to 10,000 books.

By Rachel Hartigan Shea |  June 30, 2009; 12:38 PM ET
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Well, a lot of good that MJ is going to do for reading. The public needed to know this while he was alive from MJ himself.

Posted by: cmecyclist | July 1, 2009 9:20 PM

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