Yesterday’s NPR “Morning Edition” did an interesting piece on Barack Obama’s reading habits and his impact on the publishing industry. It is up on the NPR website today. Like his predecessor George W. Bush, he seems to like presidential history. But he also reads classics (Moby Dick is on his reading list), poetry, and fiction (Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead). When Obama is seen with a book, sales of that book go through the roof. He is the new Oprah!