Author Essay
Steve Hockensmith

hockensmith_steve"I know it’s probably coming a bit late to be of any use to you, but here’s a little trick I’ve picked up: It’s easy to fake your way through a book report. And you don’t even need Cliff’s Notes to do it."

Writers on Reading
Kathleen Ernst

KathleenErnstMysterySceneEssayPhoto72dpi"Periodically I re-read the Little House on the Prairie books. They hold up well for adults." 

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Of course it can.

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