Posts tagged books
Posts tagged books
“Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.” - Markus Zusak
Yes. I hope, one day, that one of my books is that book for somebody.
So I went garage sale hunting some weekend back, and I’ve been meaning to post this for a while because it’s just too excellent not to! :)
While picking through the various items at one particular sale, I happened upon this complete, unabridged set of the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder! Now, you probably don’t know this (because, why would you, really?) but I was a HUGE fan of these books when I was a kid. In fact, Little House In The Big Woods was the first chapter book I ever read. I remember buying it at the elementary school book fair—or, rather, asking my mom to buy it for me. The cover art warms my heart to this day. :) As a kid, I was facinated with the way people lived “back then.” And, let’s be honest, I still am! Why do you think I sew all those victorian reproduction and steampunk dresses? Anyway, I loved these books so I had to buy them. I plan to read them one-by-one, inbetween writing projects.
Do any of you remember your first chapter book? What book was it? Does it still hold fond memories?
This is SO cool. Click the title for the full story, but here’s some of my favorite quotes/highlights:
“It looks like a birdhouse on a post, usually in front of somebody’s house. There are about a dozen in the Puget Sound area, with more on the way.
What they contain are free books. The little hutches each fit about 20 or so titles.
See a book that piques your interest? Take it.
And if at some point you’d like to contribute a book, great.”
Neighbors meeting neighbors all because of books.
Her Little Library went up in April, and Nash has marveled ever since at the response.
It’s almost magical,” she says. “Sharing with no rules, no boundaries.”
Makes me <3 my city even more. Oh, the warm-fuzzy feels!
Truth. And some of my friends even put up with my obsession over my OWN fictional characters. That’s true love. :)
By no means is Creadium a book review blog, but when I read this post on Lazy Book Reviews (one of my more fave Tumblogs) I had to share it.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was a little messed up for a couple of days after finishing Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy. And, contrary to what some are trying to say, I wasn’t damaged by the explicit content or the “adult” themes. I was affected by the raw, emotional reality that Collins did not shy away from portraying. There have only been a few books that leave me so emotionally raw at the end.
Click the link, below, to read the whole post. It’s pretty awesome. :)
Okay, so, literally a year after reading the first book of “The Hunger Games,” I got around to reading the second two, in Vegas. Which is random, because I certainly loved the first book, and just…dicked around for a while.
“Mockingjay,” man. “Mockingjay.”
Fuckin’ dark, you know?