The Invention of Dreams

  “If you are a dreamer, come in…” [Shel Silverstein]   Back in April I started this blog to give myself some sort of platform to profess my thoughts and muses about books, childhood, imagination, and reading.  Confession: this has been my first post in almost a month.  Thank you all for being so patient…

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…

At School’s End

“When I was One, I had just begun. When I was Two, I was nearly new. When I was Three, I was hardly me. When I was Four, I was not much more. When I was Five, I was just alive. But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll…

The Library

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.” [Arnold Lobel]   Well, it has begun, I have no more shelf space for all of the books in my…