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Friday, November 6, 2015

My second, third or fourth childhood


Lately I've been roaming the aisles of the children's section at my local library.  What a treasure trove of literature!



I got started because I wanted to use some 'rabbit' quotations on some of my blog postings.  Indeed there have been a lot of wonderful 'rabbit' books written over time. 




Many of them classics, such as: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", "The Velveteen Rabbit", "Winnie the Pooh" and of course "Alice in Wonderland".  Sometimes the rabbit is the hero, other times he's the bystander.



As I wandered the aisles I thought, "why not add a couple of these to my book pile?"  Why not take myself back to the 8-year-old girl who read everything she could get her hands on and spent many a quiet summer afternoon curled up in a chair moving through words to a magical, mystical, elsewhere?  Why not?


"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - C.S. Lewis

11 comments:

  1. I read a lot too. I don't remember reading any of these classics. I NEVER read Alice..go figure. I think my love of books started when I was a little older. I wonder how old I was when I could walk to the Library. I spent plenty of time there. I remember browsing through the teen room. funny
    Happy Weekend!!
    xx, Carol

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  2. All wonderful, wonderful books. Read them to my three grown children when they were little, will read them to my two grandchildren, now. And and of course, I love bunnies and have them out even when it's not Easter ;-)

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  3. Not forgetting The White Rabbit, who was always in such a hurry!

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  4. I have always loved to read, and now it seems I don't have the time to read like I used to. at one time I was sure I was going to be a writer when I grew up. Oh well, maybe I'm not grown up yet!

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  5. I used to read all of the books you show to my children I think The Velveteen Rabbit is my favourite. I still read childrens books occasionally especially teenage fantasy, not the vampire/horror type but the fairy story type.

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  6. vintage children's books are my absolute favorite. I have quite a collection of them now. They have always been a sweet and innocent refuge from the world - a comforting and beautiful place to escape the meanies ;)

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  7. No such thing as children's books - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!

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  8. Good for you!! I have a large collection of children's books. I love them all. They inspire my work. Don't forget C.S. Lewis!

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  9. Some of my favorites! I've always thought that the very best children's books are those that adults can read over and over to a child and enjoy it every time. That kind of book really has no age limit!

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  10. Hey thanks for the C.S. Lewis leading --- he's next on my list. I love the simple messages -- using beautiful language.

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