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Feature Wed Sep 01 2010

What We're Reading: Life on the Mississippi

What We're Reading is a weekly column that asks Chicagoans about the books they're currently enjoying (or not).

Preston

64
Retired investment banker
Lives in Evanston

lifeonthemississippi.jpgWhat are you reading?
Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain

What's it about (in 20 words or less)?
Coming-of-age novel about Twain's penchant for the river and its characters.

What drew you to this book?
I've read Twain since my boyhood years and decided to revisit this classic.

What kind of person would you recommend it to?
It is suitable and highly recommended for anyone of either sex and at any age!

Who's your favorite author right now?
Mark Twain, since that's who I'm reading. However, that changes with each new book that I read.

What's your favorite place to read in Chicago or its environs?
I have just purchased a Kindle electronic reader, and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. I read whenever and wherever I want and can obtain a new book in about 30 seconds. Other than that, at home in my favorite leather reading chair with a good light.

 
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