The Association of American Publishers announced that Oprah Winfrey would be resuming the book club, but in a different form - this time, focusing on classics. "Speaking lovingly about the 'slow, sensual art of reading,' Oprah said that reading, especially reading great literary works, 'is my favorite gift to myself,'" which is a huge sigh of relief for the publishing industry (at least for the publishers with classics - better get some publicists on that dusty Hawthrone) after they freaked out when she "retired" the book club. Anyway, that's great, Oprah. That way, the authors can't bitch about you picking their books, like that whole Jonathan Franzen thing. Look at the past Oprah books. And if you need any other inspiration, the omni-Oprah site.
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