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Love Letters to Literature #5

Love Letters to Literature #5
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  Dear Neil Gaiman,   I think the best thing I’ve learned from reading your books, is how powerful storytelling can be. Of course, being a writer, I know how important stories are. But there are times in my own writing that I forget how magical and memorable it can be...
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Love Letters to Literature #4

Love Letters to Literature #4
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  Contributed by Elizabeth Drake      Dear Roald Dahl, I grew up in a time before computers, before ebooks, and before Amazon delivery. The nearest bookstore was a four hour drive away.  I didn’t have much money and I didn’t have many friends.  What I did have was a tiny school library...
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Beverly
What a beautiful tribute to Roald Dahl. Well deserved.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:56
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Love Letters to Literature #3

Love Letters to Literature #3
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  Contributed by Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer   To the books that haunt my soul even years after reading them,  Here’s to you.  Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson. Do you remember me? I still have a well-used copy of you that I got in 1994. I was only...
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Love Letters to Literature #2

Love Letters to Literature #2
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Contributed by Alison Hong   To Lucy Maud Montgomery,    I read it somewhere that you can never forget your first book.    Well, I'm sure that my first book was about a cat in a hat and some wild adventures it had. It wasn't memorable (sorry, Dr. Seuss). But Anne...
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Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
I have never read any of these books, but I definitely will have to! Supernatural, FTW!
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:02
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Love Letters to Literature #1

Love Letters to Literature #1
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  Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer   Dear J.K. Rowling,   I suppose the best way to begin this letter would be to say  thank you!  Many readers might say that you changed their lives with the inception of your boy wizard. I'm sure that's true. But...
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CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager
I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying. *sniffs*
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:17
Emily Savant, Staff Reviewer
LOVE!! I'm just now reading Order of the Phoenix and wish I had read them sooner! Such an amazing world!
Monday, 14 September 2015 14:10
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