Please excuse this bragging. EarlyWord has a note telling that the New York Times reports that President-elect Barack Obama is reading two books about Franklin Roosevelt, The Defining Moment by Jonathan Alter and FDR by Jean Edward Smith. I am happy to report that both of the books are included in my guide to biography readers' advisory, Real Lives Revealed, which should be out sometime in 2009.
It would be great for libraries if the next president continues to reveal his reading. We could make displays and print reading lists. Perhaps Oprah could get him to appear occasionally on her book programs.
It will be great to have a reader in the White House.