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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Today I wrote a post somewhere else...

Jared Shurin of Pornokitsch, who along with his partner Anne Perry writes one of the best blogs on planet Earth, queried the Twitter about people's favorite novels from their childhoods. I responded with The Sword of Shannara and thought nothing else of it. Then Jared asked me to write about it. It took me a while. I had no idea what angle to take or how to put my thoughts into words.


This is what I can up with:
1/17/94 
Not a date the world recognizes. It's not 5/8/45 or 11/22/63 or 7/20/69 or 9/11/01. But, January 17, 1994, just outside Los Angeles, California, an earthquake struck. Fifty-seven people lost their lives and nearly nine thousand were injured. Twenty billion in property damage, it remains one of the most devastating natural disasters in history. 
It was a seminal moment in my life for wholly different reasons.

Read the rest of the post at Pornokitsch. 

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At May 16, 2012 at 11:43 AM , Blogger James said...

What made you go with 9/11/2002 instead of 2001 or was that just a typo?

 
At May 16, 2012 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Justin said...

It's a typo. You know what's worse is that I originally typed it at 9/11/03 and corrected it to 02. I'm clearly bad with dates.

 
At May 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Jessica L Buike (AuthorJess and Operation Relax) said...

Interesting guest post! I shared a link to this post today on my blog: http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/05/whats-up-wednesday-playing-blog-catch.html

 
At May 19, 2012 at 4:56 AM , Blogger Mieneke van der Salm said...

I loved this post Justin. I know you said you struggled with writing it, but I think it's really good! And while I haven't read any Shannara books, I do have a similar feeling for Eddings and Lackey.

 
At May 19, 2012 at 5:18 AM , Blogger Justin said...

WHAT! Me struggle with a post? NEVER! ;)

Thanks Mieneke. I'm so glad it went over well.

 
At May 19, 2012 at 5:41 AM , Anonymous Hélène said...

I share the feeling - not about Brooks but Lackey. And, yes, time is of the essence! Reading a book is like meeting a person : the moment of the meeting, the respective development, make it a success, a failure or an indifferent relation.

 

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