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Do you tweet? Like instagram? Do you make videos? Are you an artist? An aspiring actor? Tell us. Better yet, show us, and the other readers!

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Would you like Lena Roy to speak with your group and answer questions? Lena is a writer and teacher and she wrote the introduction to The Joys of Love.

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Do you have a question for us, or for other readers and group leaders? If so, please enter it below (submissions will be reviewed before they are posted).

4 Comments on “ Reader Forum ”

  • aniko | July 1st, 2013 10:50 pm

    Hello Everyone!

    I just finished this lovely book, and look forward to talking about it. What a fun idea to have a study guide and forum!

  • Madeleine L'Engle Website | July 2nd, 2013 7:47 am

    Hello Aniko! And all!

    We’re curious to know if this was your first Madeleine L’Engle book. If you know her other work, is it what you expected?

  • aniko | July 2nd, 2013 10:43 pm

    Oh no! 🙂 I read A Wrinkle in Time at the end of seventh grade. It was on the summer reading list and I wanted a head start. Would that all summer reading were so enchanting! That stormy beginning and the cozy Wallace household grabbed me. Recently, I reread it and read the second in the series, which I also enjoyed. (As an adult, for some reason I enjoyed the second more than the first. As a child, I tried reading the second, and it didn’t hold my interest as the first had. It’s interesting how at different times in life we receive books differently.) The Joys of Love was my third L’Engle read.

    I’m not sure what I expected, but I can say that this book is quite different from the Time books. Whereas the Time books are super-atmospheric and engaging with their fantastical elements, this one is calmer and subdued, despite the theme of young love’s growing pains. I could see it was an early book from the writing, but I thought it was quite lovely, and now I want to read some of the non-Time fiction.

  • Madeleine L'Engle Website | August 8th, 2013 1:45 pm

    It was just pointed out that Sarah Courtmont appears in other Madeleine L’Engle books. Can you name one?

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