The $100 Question: Tell Dawn from This Woman's Work About Your First Literary Crush

Welcome to The $100 Question, where fellow BlogHers are asking questions ... and every answer could be worth one hundred dollars!

Let's meet today's host: Dawn from This Woman's Work

Dawn's personal blog is(since 2001, which is like olden times) This Woman's Work. She recently launched with her partner, Julia Roberts (no, not THAT Julia Roberts!) who blogs at They are really excited about this! Kidneys and Eyes is a social networking site for families parenting kids with special needs.

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Ready to play? Here is The $100 Question for Tuesday, June 8:

Who was your first childhood literary love?

Dawn says:

When I was about eleven I had a terrible crush on Almanzo Wilder. I would inhale the last three books of the Little House series on lazy Sundays, rushing through most of the story just to get to the courting. I loved it when Laura tried to let him down easy, telling him outright she was only using him for a ride home from the dreaded Brewsters where she was boarding while she taught school. I loved it more when he showed up the next week anyway. When I tired of Laura's pioneer romance there was always Gilbert and Anne in the Anne of Green Gables books; Jo's incomprehensible (to me) rejection of Laurie in Little Women and Calvin O'Keefe's regard for Meg Murry in the Wrinkle in Time series, which surely gave hope to geeky girls everywhere. Who was your first literary love? Which scenes in which books sent your heart fluttering?

How to play: Tell Dawn your answer to her question in the comments below by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 10 to be eligible to win. We'll enter all the comments into a randomizer and choose one lucky commenter to win. Comment as many times as you want. Click here to read the official rules. Good luck!

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