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Reading L.a.

July 25, 1999

Kristina Chambers, administrative assistant:

"Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J. K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic).

"Finally, a book written for children that an adult can love too. Harry is an unpredictable hero. Delightful twists and turns will lull children of all ages to sleep or make them want to stay up and finish it."

****

Devra Z. Hill, broadcaster:

"Now It's Our Turn: How Women Can Transform Their Lives and Save the Planet" by Alana Lyons (Jaguar Books).

"I was very impressed with the author's passion and sane blueprint for living. Men should also read this book. Everyone will benefit."

****

Patrick M. Lencioni, media executive, author:

"Built to Last" by James Collins and Jerry Porras (HarperCollins).

"Collins and Porras describe a phenomenon they call the 'tyranny of the or.' It's the inability to hold two opposing ideas simultaneously. 'Built to Last' is a must-read for any smart business leader."

****

Ilana Nevins, student:

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J. K. Rowling (Arthur A. Levine / Scholastic).

"I liked this book because it's different from all the other books I've read. There are wizards, witches, potions and all kinds of magic. I love that stuff."

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