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Humbug to book snobs

During December’s gift-giving tradition, book sales skyrocket. This is good news for book lovers and for all promoters of the value and joy of reading.  According to BookTrust columnist Matt Haig, though, book snob grinches lurk everywhere. “If books ever die,” he says, “snobbery would be standing over the corpse.”

To feel better about whatever titles you might give or receive this holiday season, start by digesting Haig’s 30-point message to book snobs. An example: “Reading a certain book doesn’t make you more intelligent any more than drinking absinthe makes you Van Gogh.”

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