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Monday, July 17, 2017

Clinton Versus Trump: Reading Suggestions

Yes, the election is over – though Trump does seem to forget that, though he did NOT win the popular vote, he can stop campaigning.  Nonetheless, two interesting articles about the chosen of the Democratic and Republican parties came to my attention recently.   

A couple of weeks ago, Electric Literature wrote about Hilary Clinton’s attendance at the American Library Association conference where she listed a number of books that have made their way to her reading pile:  https://electricliterature.com/hillary-clinton-is-reading-a-lot-of-mystery-novels-and-you-should-probably-join-her-a54a0fbfea5a.  I was pleased to learn that she loves the Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny, the Canadian mystery writer.

I’ve posted in the past about how Donald Trump does not read books (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/08/american-presidents-and-presidential.html) though he has inspired novels (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/03/trump-inspired-novels.html) and lists of books to be read during his presidency (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/02/what-to-read-during-trumps-presidency.html).   Though Trump might be hard pressed to recommend any books, besides the ones he purportedly wrote, those of you on Twitter might want to check out #TrumpBiographyTitles.  There you will find title suggestions for the president’s future biographers.  Among my favourites are Trumplethinskin, A Man for all Treasons and Fifty Shades of Orange.