In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?

* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED

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On this blustery day...

Have you ever read Poppleton in Fall? It's a delightful perusal. Here's part one.
I pulled out a bunch of favorite picture-books on my short visit to Mama's house.
The best of picture-books are part of my very make-up.
Cheers to Trina Schart Hyman, Peter Spiers, Cynthia Rylant, and the rest.
(you can click on the images and page through to see them better.)








3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cynthia Rylant is one of my very favorites. Fell in love with her book *When I was Young in the Mountains* 1st. It looked and felt like the story of my Grandma growin up! Then Mr. Putter and Tabby, Mudge, and others followed suit but for different reasons :-)! I love children's literature and loved that while homeschool my 4 babies we got to do LOTS of readin together. That time and good books are a gift from our gracious Father!!! :-) I did not know of this one you shared and i shall go now to amazon and put it order!!! I just need to own a bookshop and i would not need to do that ;-)!!!! Thanks for sharin!!!~tammy

Anonymous said...

Forgot the rip roarin fun of *The Relatives Came*!! What a great and fun book!!!~tammy

Olivia said...

Thank you, Tammy! I'm always encouraged by your comments. :)