This week's question:
"What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"
Oh, wow, do I ever want my very own library, complete with beautifully stained shelves, a gorgeously carved desk, and all the first editions it could hold.
|This would do, I suppose. . .|
The other question is from Parajunkee's Follow Friday meme:
"If you have, or would have a daughter, what book would you want your daughter to read?
My all-time favorite, coming-of-age book is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It's timeless, and the emotions that Francie went through are as relevant today as they were in the early twentieth century. I still read this book once a year myself, just to stay in touch with that part of me that connected with Francie for the first time when I was 14. It made me feel not so alone at a very awkward age, and I would hope that my daughter would get that same sense of belonging and joy.