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Reading Your Fortune: Books For Your Zodiac Sign

First Posted: 01/02/2012 7:32 am Updated: 05/15/2012 5:52 pm

It's a cheesy pick-up line and common tattoo theme that makes regular appearances in the backs of girlish magazines. It's in the sky, in the news and maybe even in your literary tastes: What's your sign?

Writers have mixed views on celestial palmistry. While D.H. Lawrence said, "We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac," Arthur C. Clarke says he doesn't believe in astrology ("I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.")

Whether you find fortune-telling meaningful or merely amusing, take a look at which authors you share a moment of the zodiac with, and our reading selections to match your birth sign.

What's the strangest reason you've ever read a book?

Aries
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Traits: Adventurous, pioneering, quick-tempered
Author: Samuel Beckett
Book: "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
Often blunt to the point of offense, an Aries is sure to appreciate Miller's frankness. His rather graphic portrayal of sex, hunger, poverty and death led to the book's initial banning, but, in true Aries form, publishers fought for the content, and it hasn't been deemed obscene since the 60s. Not legally, anyway.
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Filed by Madeleine Crum  |