A blog for readers, writers and hybrids

Almost every author starts out an avid reader. We fondly recall being given our first library card, can recite the titles of our favorite childhood books (mine were The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl) and reminisce about our school’s Scholastic Book Fair days. It was agonizing to select only three books – the limit imposed by my family’s tight budget – so I borrowed paperbacks chosen by my older brother once he was done reading them. Boy-friendly books like Secret Agents Four by Donald J. Sobel and The Secret Hideout by John Peterson introduced me to the suspense and mystery genres, and I never looked back.


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