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The Day I Fell in Love

I’m one of those who remembers little of early childhood. I have, however, a sun-bright memory of sitting rapt at my schooldesk in Mrs. Goluba’s second grade class, aged seven, as she read aloud to us, over a period of several weeks, A.A. Milnes’ House at Pooh Corner. That, I distinctly remember, was when I fell in love with books. And now that I think of it, with fantasy literature as a genre as well. I loved Pooh so ardently I begged for it for Christmas. Unwrapping it that morning, I remember not only my delight at the prospect of being able to relive those
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