how sweet to find this book
sitting outside on the window ledge of a downtown store
on a sunny saturday
just waiting for someone
to pick it up and take it home to read.
gratitude to the book fairies.
“books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. books are humanity in print.”
-barbara w. tuchman
my next stack to climb.
“I will always find peace in rain and adventure in reading.”
a quote from the wonderful matilda wormwood
in honor of world book week.
credits: roald dahl – matilda, purple almond
“libraries literally aren’t just places to obtain books for free.
they’re one of the few public spaces left in our society
where you’re allowed to exist without spending any money.”
image credit: ala (american library archives poster, circa 1921)
when visiting the detroit public library
m is shocked to find that books
have been banned in the past
and learns a huge lesson.
“censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”
-laurie halse anderson, Speak
“if you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.”
in honor of national library week
credits: painting by gary-nikolai angleov, bookstock.mi.org
art credit: the unicorn is reading, by steph terao,
based on the hunting of the unicorn, a medieval tapestry
image credit: goodreads.com