A visit to my attic reveals lots of books from my childhood - each with a homemade book pocket and card. I was doomed to grow up to become a librarian. I fought it, but destiny doesn't give up easily. It won, and I finally received my MLS from the Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies.
Generally, I have a terrible memory for authors' names - a dangerous quality in a librarian! But listed below are a few of my favorite authors whose names I can actually remember.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
In the sixth grade I read a really nifty book, Space Cadet, and found out years later that Robert A. Heinlein was the author (I've had that name problem for a long time.) During the 1960's, Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land was our bible. After that book, I read a lot of his other works, but never liked the endings.
When I found out that the Jefferson Airplane's Crown of Creation was based on a John Wyndham novel, Rebirth, I started reading his works. What a delight to find that two of my favorite movies, Village of the Damned and Day of the Triffids were also based on his books. More Literature
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August 2, 2005