A Book for Book Lovers: A Child of Books

“I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories and upon my imagination I float.” [Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston] As a “grown-up” make-believer and reader, I spend a lot of time daydreaming.  And more often than not, in my wakeful wonders I wander into the familiar territory of the books…

Besides the Wardrobe

“And that is the very end of the adventure of the wardrobe. But if the Professor was right it was only the beginning of the adventures of Narnia.” [C.S. Lewis]   My reading goal for this year is fifty books.  Last week I finished up reading my seventeenth book of the year.  Here’s to book…

A Grown-Up Who Remembers

  “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it” [Antoine de Saint-Exupéry]   In my initial post, A Word On Imagination, I claimed to possess a top notch make-believe machine that is still up and running in my cranium.  I also remarked that no matter how hard I try, my imagination…

Tips from a Book Doctor

“Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn’t ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.” [Inkheart–Cornelia Funke]   One book from my childhood that I simply adore is Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.  I remember checking it out from the…