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The latest "update" of LiveJournal convinced me that it was time to do a general port of my journal from there to Dreamwidth. I'll keep my presence on LJ until my entire flist is gone, but I figure it's good to have a backup, just in case. Now, if I can just get out of this writing funk I'm stuck in and develop some new content ...
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Let's see -- I went through a Nancy Drew phase and a Black Stallion phase in series books, but the stories that stuck with me tended to be Newbery medalists, with their lovely characterization and he-do-the-police-in-different-voices-quality dialogue. I loved Elizabeth Enright's Melendy Family series. I read Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles to death. I was a huge fan of Susan Cooper's Dark Is Rising sequence. I got my introduction to Latin from Graham Dunstan Martin's Giftwish and Catchfire. After I encountered Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones, she was snatch-on-sight reading. Then, of course, there's The Lord of the Rings, to which I was introduced by my sixth-grade reading teacher, God bless her. That was a life-changing experience: a great book that introduced me to the joys of literary criticism and philology. Whee!

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The Magdalen Reading

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