Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidAfter healthcare fail, 4 ways to revise conservative playbook Dem senator 'not inclined to filibuster' Gorsuch This obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all MORE (D-Nev.) and conservative nemesis Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) are doing a book club of their own during the August congressional recess.

The two exchanged books the other had written to read during Congress's August vacation period, DeMint revealed yesterday on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.

"But one thing I did before I left, Harry Reid is actually a friend of mine, and he and I agreed to read each other's book over the break," DeMint said. "So I read his book, and it gave me a little insight into how my opponents think."

DeMint published "Saving Freedom," about stopping America's "slide into socialism, last month. Reid published "The Good Fight," a somewhat autobiographical tome, last May.

"So hopefully he'll read my book, and we'll get a chance to talk about it," DeMint added, explaining that he'd given a copy to each Republican senator as well.

(Hat tip: Senatus and GOP12)