Sunday, January 27, 2008

lost in the library

When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
John Berger (b.1926) writer, painter, art critic

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis(1929-1994) book editor, american icon

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977) comedian, actor

pictures: ms t reading what's under my bed (1983) by james stevenson, january 2008

5 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

When I write a story, I inhabit it, and it, likewise, inhabits me.

That Marx quote is one of my favourites!

Colette Amelia said...

This little cutie that spends time with you...is she your grand daughter? She brightens up my world every time I see her in the blogsphere!

kimy said...

av - that groucho he was one witty guy!

ca - only in the sense of 'fictive kin'. daughter e is childfree....but has given us a 'grandpuppy' - though dixie is hardly a puppy now. ms t is a source of much joy and I'm blessed to be part of her village!

Salty Miss Jill said...

That child is so precious. :) I also love seeing her here!

WAT said...

I've loved books ever since I was that little girl's age. I still love them, although lately I'd stuck only to non-fiction kind of stuff, but whoa can u believe I've gone back to fiction and am now reading 1000 page-plus Don Quixote in Spanish?

Oh what a lovely hilarious book it is.