It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had
been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of
themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they came from, I cannot remember
a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and
binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight
and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. Still
illiterate, I was ready for them, committed to all the reading I could give
them. — by
I just love books, my mother said that the very first book she gave me, I ate! Must have tasted really good, as I have never gotten over my love of books!
When I first set up this blog, it was part of a training that my library system required us to do with Web 2.0 training, since then I have pretty much dedicated this to sharing movies and books that I have read, enjoyed. I have been doing preschool storytimes since 1982, at my library, so have plenty of children's titles to share. Besides reading, I enjoy gardening, watching Mt Baker, music, cooking(especially Middle Eastern,Indian,Italian and Mexican dishes), birdwatching, and cats.
My love of Middle Eastern foods, and now it seems movies, is due to the fact that as child I lived in North Africa on the Sahara Desert - father was stationed at Wheelus AFB from 1959-62.