March 14, 2000

Post #1064 – 20000314

Dear Pinky, (as I like to say)

I am 10 years old and I think I am your biggest fan who is 10. I’ve read about 25 books by you (and will keep on reading, the more I find). In my school we are having a read-a-thon, where we raise money to go to this sleepover camp, and people sponsor us money per… well who cares but the point is I am bored with reading, because I have read all the books by you I can find, and all other books (at the moment) seem boring except the one I’m reading now (Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech)! Do you recommended any other books by other authors besides you that I might like (if only 4 Fantastic Novels would come out sooner!)?

Another thing, whenever I look up books by you on Amazon.com, for the others you might like if you like you, it says J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) as one of them. Now most kids looooooove the Harry Potter books, but I don’t think she should be in that thing. You are a much better author and are much more original ideas than her. I think she’s just selling out! I also can’t wait to read Lizard Music 2, is that what it’s called?

P.S.- Did you know that Matt Groening is a big fan of yours? I think that is a really big honor being a huge fan of THE SIMPSONS!!!

Daniel replies:

You want to read a good book? Actual good book? OK. Try Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. If you like that, come back here, and I'll tell you to read Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. All those people. 10 years old, who have handled two or three Harry Potters with lotsa pages and no pictures, now have big enough reading muscles to handle some books that will make you jump straight up in the air and holler ""whoopee!""