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HAPPY WINTER/SPRING 2018!!
Diane’s Books is 27 years old! As I ponder what is really important to me, as you allow me and my Dazzling Diane’s Divas to embrace your beautiful children and fill them full of stories, Walter Isaacson gives me the answer.
In his majestic new biography, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson is fascinated with and thrilled by Leonardo’s insatiable and unrelenting curiosity and wonder. And that is my 2018 wish for your precious children — let us fill them with tenacious curiosity, wonder, imagination. Leonardo even wondered: “Why is the sky blue? What does a woodpecker's tongue look like?” And Walter Isaacson adds his own observation: “We should be careful to never outgrow our wonder years, or let our children do so.”
A recent frightening statistic caught my attention — 98 per cent of children from newborn to 8 years old access mobile devices at home, compared to 52 per cent in 2011. And a holiday headline caught my attention, too: “It’s Time To Put A Book On Every Bed.” Holidays or not, this is a perfect mantra for every day, all year, every year! What a fabulous new year’s resolution for every family, every household, every bed! Imagine, a book, on every bed, a child’s bed or a grown-up bed, not a mobile device. A challenge, a dream but I believe that reading and BOOKS unlock worlds of imagination, worlds of curiosity, worlds of wonder, worlds of creativity.
I am now repeating myself, but I am continually asked if the actual, physical, glorious book, which smells so good, is still alive and well? YOU BET IT IS! Prowl around our book emporium and you will be dazzled, too. 2017 was one of the most amazing years ever for fabulous reads for everyone!
A TOAST TO THAT!!
A million thank-yous to my amazing hard-working and caring Diane’s Dazzling Divas and a million thank-yous to all our angels for yet another hugely successful Angel Tree Project!
Thanks to your generosity, we delivered more than 500 specially wrapped books, our biggest year ever, to our precious needy children. That is what the holidays are all about for me and all my Angels out there — you take my breath away.
HAPPY READING EVERYONE!
HAPPY READING OUT LOUD!
AND, OF COURSE, HAPPY SPRING!
Sales Staff: Sales Staff: Diane Garrett, Maria de Castro, Theresa O’Connor, Joan McGrath, Verna Manion, Jean Gillespie, Mary Murphy, Danielle Rodriguez, Chris Bopp, Lisa Haft, Joan Gray and Sally Mann
Store Accountant: Jack Provoost
Newsletter editor-in-chief: Michael P. Garrett
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