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The Necronomicon: You are summoning an ancient and nameless being.

“Dune”: You have come to the beach for the sand.

“The Martian”: You already finished “Dune.”

“Spare”: You are almost done with the book and you are starting to realize with a creeping, leaden certainty that it is never going to be about bowling.

Recommendations from The Post: 23 books to read this summer

Podcast transcript: You don’t like to get sand in your electronic equipment but remain dedicated to keeping up on your podcasts.