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Happy 2004! After the flurry of holiday madness, which I call "wrap, rip and indulge," we escaped for a weeklong vacation to the Outer Banks where I spent a lot of time reading. One afternoon we ventured out to a bookstore in Duck called Duck's Cottage where I met Jamie Layton, a bookseller. I mentioned that I loved to look at bookstores since I owned a company that had seven sites online that talked about books and authors. Before I could say more, she said, "My favorite site online is" You can well imagine the chat we had after that as we traded ideas and suggestions.