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Contemporary or Classic?

THERE'S NEVER ENOUGH TIME TO READ ALL THAT MUST BE READ. We could spend our whole lives reading, Carl Sagan taught me in one episode of his show Cosmos, and still barely scratch the surface of a few shelves of the New York Public Library. So we struggle to read smart; we try to pick and choose which books will be most rewarding, which books will help our writing, which ones will educate us, which ones will keep us on the cutting edge. And sometimes we can be torn between which type of book is the right one. (Read more »)

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