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About books

A friend of mine just published her second book . Unlike her first book, I didn't wait patiently for the semester to be over before opening it. Also unlike her first book, didn't devour it in one sitting, but let it wash over me for almost a week. The thing is, I have a low tolerance level for thrillers/page turners. I might pick up a book once because I've heard it's a good story....but I can't love a book unless I can live in it.
And what brought me almost to tears about Story's End is that it's a book that can be, and will be lived in, and I know what that can mean to a reader.

I don't often talk candidly about my growing up...and it's quite enough to just say that it was lonely, excruciatingly hard, and a tremendous amount of it happened in books. Two series of books in particular....the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the Emily books . I'm pretty sure that over the years I've spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours in these books. My pa…