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"I started reading your column and it was as if you and I were in the same room."
It's one of the most cherished compliments I've received from a book club reader. I'm not good in groups. I'm the wallflower who feels uncomfortable circulating around the room. But sit me down one-on-one with someone and the magic of conversation and friendship sets in.
And I want you to know that it feels as if you and I are in the same room when I read the emails you send, and as I read each Write a DearReader Contest entry, so please keep sending them. The deadline is approaching, so set some time aside to write today.
Fran W. a reader at the book club, emailed to welcome me back from vacation...
"You didn't have any pictures from your trip? Last years pictures were fabulous!"
Pictures are on the way, Fran. I am putting some together to share. Thanks for asking.
You don't need to be a writer to enter this year's Write a DearReader Contest. It's writing for the fun of it. To read last year's winning entries and information about the rules and deadline, and cash prizes go to: http://www.dearreader.com/contest2016/index.html
* Congratulations to the winners of The Invisible Library by Guest Author Genevieve Cogman: Lolita M., Caroline V., Julie E., Bob S. and Michelle C.
And congratulations to the winners of The Cat Sitter and the Canary by Guest Author John Clement: Louise P., Kelly B., Marilyn W., Donna N. and Kristen K.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: With so many new books out every week, we promise these titles deserves your attention:
DANDELION DEAD by Chrystle Fiedler
SHADOWS OF THE STONE BENDERS by K. Patrick Donoghue
* This month's Penguin Classics book is PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Selected Stories, by Charles Beaumont. Start reading now and don't forget to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Penguin tote bag: http://www.supportlibrary.com/bc/v.cfm?L=drclassqqxqZ1AFE3FA745F&c=CLASSICS