[DWJ] a lucky woman
margaret at onr.com
Sun Jan 4 01:36:53 EST 2009
I spent much of this afternoon chatting with a young woman who was
stopping off in Austin to rest in the middle of a cross-country drive
from somewhere on the East Coast to Los Angeles. The reason for the
drive is that after a couple of years as a graduate student in biology
she decided that (a) she didn't want to spend her entire life reading
science books and (b) she wants to study, as well as read, things that
have a PLOT. So she's off to major in film at UCLA.
And the luck....is that she's got at least ten years of DWJ to catch up
on! I mentioned the name and she fell out of her chair screaming, "I
LOVE her books! Has she written anything recently?" It seems she had
read all the early DWJ in pre-internet days, when her books weren't so
easy to find in small town America; then, I suppose, in high school she
got buried in biology texts and hasn't read for pleasure since.
I've promised to email her a list of titles tomorrow.
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