“No book is… serviceable until it has been read and reread, and loved and loved again, and marked, so that you can refer to the passages you want in it, as a soldier can seize the weapons he needs in a n armory, or a housewife bring the spice she needs from her store. Bread of flour is good, but there is bread, sweet as honey, if we would eat it, in a good book.”~John Ruskin
What books do you own that, like the Velveteen Rabbit (the toy not the book), have been loved to death? Several of my Madeleine L’Engle paperbacks are looking rather disreputable. My copies of The Three Musketeers and of The Robe are coming apart, and I’ve gone through more than one paperback copy of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. I do have hardback copies of the latter trilogy that I am careful to try to keep in good condition.
Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books.
Hereâ€™s how it usually works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book youâ€™re reading or a book youâ€™ve read. The review doesnâ€™t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.
Now post a link here to the specific post where youâ€™ve written your book review. Donâ€™t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after youâ€™ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book youâ€™re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews theyâ€™re most interested in reading.
Thanks to everyone for participating.
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