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Writing Prompt: Of Books and Babies

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In this month's essay, Julianna Thibodeaux explores her relationships with her children and with her books. She writes: "When did I make the connection that my love of books was about more than the release they offered from the confines of each day's logistical concerns? The troubles of the flesh?"

Why do you read? Why do you write? How do books help you cope with your "troubles of the flesh?"

Karna ConverseĀ is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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