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Nic and I think we could make a pretty compelling books-and-culture newsletter, so we’re going to send one out every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Our goal is to deliver a bulletin that is a quick and enjoyable way for you to hear about good and interesting writing and good and interesting books. Our hope is that it will be something you look forward to. Nothing too heavy and nothing too boring. A few good links, a few regular features—a poem, an upcoming book, a joke, a quote, whatever will be amusing and informative. Becoming literate is a lifelong task, but it shouldn’t take your entire day.

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