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  • I have four questions, do people flock to the book shop to:

    A. Read books they can't afford?
    B. Enjoy reading books with other readers?
    C. Be seen reading books as a form of affirmation?
    D. Watch other people reading books while pretending to read?

    Maybe if one of the four questions has not bothered you, you're watching too much TV.
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