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Off the Shelves: Literary merit vs. popularity why cant books have both?
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Over the past few weeks when I worked at the bookstore, about the only book people have been buying (or ordering, as the store continuously sells out of it) is “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, an erotic novel about a young woman in a sensual love affair with a wealthy and handsome billionaire. This is also the same book that the Hall County Library System (as reported by The Times May 11) will not carry. The reason?