Column: Even unopened books can offer true insights on life




One of the best reasons to be married to someone who likes to read as much as you do is that you wind up acquainted with many more books and articles than just the ones you read on your own.

“Listen to this,” I will interrupt as Becky sits in her chair absorbed in her own thing. I will then read a passage or a sentence, a short phrase or even a particularly cool word I have come across. Or I will read to her some opinion piece that validates what I believe and then say triumphantly, “See, the perils of Big Government.”

Becky shares her readings with me, as well. I always find her comments interesting and/or thought-provoking. I think she finishes more books than I do because I get antsy about midway through while she usually sticks with a book to the end.

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