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Dandeliongirl Reads Again

Rediscovering the Magic of Books

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Joyce Ballou Gregorian
Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm
Barbara Parry
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Rediscovering the Magic of Books

When I was younger and even into my early twenties I loved to read. I would devour anything and everything I could get my hands on. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I had less and less time to read. When I realized I was, including audio books in the car on the way to school or work, down to reading a few books a year, I was appalled.

I am a full time college student that works part time at two different jobs. The stress has been getting to me and I want to start reading again as a way to relax and get away from the world for awhile. I grew up in Narnia and Hogwarts. I spent afternoons in Pern and nights in Valdemar. I fought alongside the Three Musketeers, Journeyed to the Center of the Earth and walked across a Bridge to Terabithia. I dreamed I was Christy in Cutter Gap. I wished I could be Winnie and find my own family of Tucks in the woods.

I read some of my books so many times the covers fell off. The librarians knew my name and exactly what books to recommend when they saw me walk in.

I hate that I lost that. That I grew up and became an adult and lost the magic of books. I am here to find it again.