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Latitude Magazine - - Editor’s Note - Lucinda Di­ack [email protected]­i­tudemagazi­ne.co.nz EDI­TOR

My girls adore books. This love of read­ing is some­thing we have in­stilled in them from an early age; in fact as ba­bies, both spent time sit­ting on my knee or kick­ing around un­der my desk, lis­ten­ing to me read ar­ti­cles out loud.

My favourite thing about read­ing the kids their books is ex­plor­ing and dis­cov­er­ing the dif­fer­ent rhythms, the hid­den mean­ings and how per­fect­ing the ‘pit­ter-pat­ter’ can have an im­pact on the suc­cess of the tale.

Miss Three’s favourite book at the mo­ment is Cork on the Ocean by Ki­wis Mark and Rowan Som­mer­set. It is about a lit­tle cork who bobs along in the ocean, en­coun­ter­ing an ar­ray of friends be­fore meet­ing up with a bot­tle and sail­ing off to­gether.

In my mind it is a tale of love and courage with lots of hid­den mes­sages about how to tackle life’s chal­lenges. I love read­ing it. How­ever, I read it in a very dif­fer­ent way to my hus­band and my own mother – and all of us in­ter­pret it dif­fer­ently.

This in­di­vid­ual in­ter­pre­ta­tion is what makes us unique, and can be ap­plied to so many things in life. It is what makes the world go round.

Edit­ing lat­i­tude al­lows me to fur­ther in­dulge this love of read­ing and dis­cov­ery on a daily ba­sis with each of our writ­ers boast­ing their own unique way of writ­ing and sto­ry­telling.

As a reader you will have your favourite writ­ers and sec­tions within the mag­a­zine, and to help us en­sure we are con­stantly your top read we want to get to know you bet­ter with our reader sur­vey. Found op­po­site page 32 in this is­sue (and on­line at lat­i­tudemagazi­ne.co.nz), it is your op­por­tu­nity to tell us what you think: what you love, what gets you in­spired and what you want to see more of.

By get­ting to know you we are able to en­sure we are hit­ting the mark for you each and ev­ery is­sue. Plus we have five $200 vouch­ers up for grabs for those who fill it in and send it back by 9 June, so what have you got to lose?

Happy read­ing!

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