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- Jul 10, 2007
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- About My Library
- I am particularly fond of magical realism, surrealism, speculative fiction, folklore and mythology from all cultures, fairy tales, monsters, the supernatural and anything strange or fortean. And, yes, I really do read my books, all of them eventually. My idea of paradise would be my books, a never-ending cup of coffee, and my kids playing quietly (or, perhaps, reading too) on the other side of the room.
Books I would be delighted to find, should anyone spot a copy.
1.) Any nice hardcovers by Ruth Manning-Sanders. I want to collect her entire set of fairy tale anthologies eventually. So far, I have only one.
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. - Jorge Luis Borges
A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Cicero
Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. - C.S. Lewis
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. - Deciderius Erasmus
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. - John Milton, Paradise Lost
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - Shakespeare
In an utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that Fairy tales should be respected. - Charles Dickens
Build yourself a book-nest to forget the world without. - Abraham Cowley
Far more seemly were it for thee to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money. - John Lyly
I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
- H.P. Lovecraft
Stories teach us empathy. They reveal to us ourselves in the skins of others.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
— C.S. Lewis
When you create stories, you become gods, of tiny, intricate dimensions unto themselves. So many worlds!
-Metatron from Supernatural
- About Me
- I'm a mother, freelance writer, poet, and obsessive bookworm. I'd love to talk to others with similar tastes in literature.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Currently Reading
- Favorite Authors
- Hans Christian Andersen, Kate Bernheimer, Jorge Luis Borges, Dino Buzzati, Italo Calvino, Angela Carter, Lord Dunsany, Brothers Grimm, Zbigniew Herbert, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Tanith Lee, George MacDonald, Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath, Vasko Popa, Philip Pullman, José Saramago, Wisława Szymborska, Catherynne M. Valente, Marina Warner, Oscar Wilde, Jeanette Winterson, Jack Zipes
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