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I am writing this note on Thursday night before I leave town for a weekend at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. It was a busy week here as we tried to compress five days into four so I could get out of town.

After managing to get through the entire winter without being sick, last weekend I got nailed by a cold that just knocked the stuffing out of me. I spent hours on the couch reading and sneezing. When the sneezing was at its worst I went right for a "comfort book" and read an advance copy of the new Kate White mystery, TIL DEATH DO US PART, which will be out in June. I like her character Bailey and for a while I felt like an old friend was visiting with me on the couch. I love when a book does that.

The wind is howling as I write this letter. You can tell it's March in the Northeast. Yowser, I really am longing for spring! Will try to warm things up with some book talk.

I live in a world where everyone talks about books. I have breakfasts about books, lunches about books and endless e-mails and phone calls about books. By the time a week ends I have a stack of books that I am salivating to read, a stack that I have read at least 50 pages of and plan to finish, a smaller stack of what I have read and finished and need to get onto my bookshelves and at least 1-2 books that I have hurled against the wall and pledged never to tell you about since they were such disappointments.