Readers Write

New Storylines or Genres for Favorite Authors
Readers Write

New Storylines or Genres for Favorite Authors

What new storyline or genre would you like to see your favorite author write next? A love story by Stephen King? A dystopian YA novel by Danielle Steel? Bestselling authors tend to focus on their primary genre for good reasons, but if they did break the mold, what do you think would be the most interesting switch for your favorite author and why? […]

What Are Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Reading?
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What Are Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Reading?

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

In this month’s Readers Write column, we set out to discover what book reading is like for seniors as they near their 80s or 90s. How have their lives been influenced by reading? How do they choose what to read next? Bob Lessard, 82, a Minnesota state senator for 26 years, says “My history of reading history has no doubt affected my decision-making process.” Read what Bob and other seniors shared about their reading lists. […]

What Favorite Childhood Books Made a Difference For You?
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What Favorite Childhood Books Made a Difference For You?

by Meagan Frank

It was Shel Silverstein who did it for me. For my seventh birthday, I received The Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends. I might have already been on a crash-course with writing, but those books of silly poetry sealed the deal. I fell in love with rhyme, rhythm, […]