R.I.P. the marvelous Donald J. Sobol creator of Encyclopedia Brown

I am really, genuinely saddened to hear this. Didn’t mean for this to be a “funeral themed Thursday” blog edition – but I had to mention that Mr. Sobol passed away because his books meant so much to be as a child. I would not be the voracious reader I am today without his books. I had very little interest in reading until I started reading about this super-smart 10 year old kid detective. I will always have a place in my heart for this man and those books. He will be severely missed by me, but one of the great things about authors is, their legacy lives on in print.
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