postIT dance

I find it nec­es­sary to stum­ble around the net in hope of find­ing some unex­pect­ed and inter­est­ing things. Here’s a good­ie. I enjoyed every sec­ond. Maybe it will become as pop­u­lar as ok go. What in the world did we do before post it notes? Do you find your­self mak­ing things with post its? I’d love to know how you use them. 

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What rocked your world at age 8?

Madeleine L’Engle, who in writ­ing more than 60 books, includ­ing child­hood fables, reli­gious med­i­ta­tions and sci­ence fic­tion, weaved emo­tion­al tapes­tries tran­scend­ing genre and gen­er­a­tion, died Thurs­day in Con­necti­cut. She was 88.

Madeleine L’Engle, Children’s Writer, Is Dead — New York Times

The book I can real­ly mark as my first favorite as a younger per­son was A Wrin­kle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It won the John New­bery Award as the best children’s book of 1963. I was eight. The pass­ing of this author who wrote about the plan­et con­troled by the Dark Thing brings sor­row. Not because I knew her well or that I read every book that she wrote, but because her sto­ry has held such an impor­tant place in my mind. This looks a bit like the cov­er I remem­ber as a child. The cov­ers of the more cur­rent edi­tions are just too sweet.

What are known as the Quar­tet : A Wrin­kle in Time, A Wind at the Door, A Swift­ly Tilt­ing Plan­et, and Many Waters are great reads. I think now as a homage its time for anoth­er read. What a joy to know that the imag­i­na­tion of this writer who rocked my world can be vis­it­ed again, and again, and again. 

A Wrin­kle in Time con­tin­ues to sell 15,000 copies a year.

What rocked your world at age 8?

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