Hi! My name is Charlie Richards and I live in South Florida (does this make me a Munchkin or a Quadling?). I've loved the Oz books for most of my life - first remember reading "Patchwork Girl" (strange one to start with, but it was the only one my local library had) when I was about seven (of course, I had already read "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"). I joined the Oz club in 1985 and remained a member for several years, but then let my membership lapse. In the early 90's I left my Oz collection with a friend when I moved to a tiny apartment in San Francisco. Unfortunately, a flood destroyed all the books in her house - including my Oz books. After that I've showed occasional interest in Oz again, but without access to my books it was kind of painful to think about it. I've recently re-acquired all forty and am beginning to read them all over again - also re-joined the club. Can't believe I've let my Oz fascination lie dormant for so many years - glad to be back in America's best fairy country! Hope to connect with other Oz lovers again.