Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Owning Books

A book reads better which is our own, and has been so long known to us that we know the topography of its blots and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. ~Charles Lamb

Do you have a favorite book that has been with you for years and shows signs of loving? My favorite is Maggie Rose. Have I mentioned that before? Actually, the copy I have is not the same as the one I grew up with, but it looks just the same. The old, pale pink cover, slightly worn on the edges. The sketchy, quirky illustrations. This current copy looks forward to years of loving by my family.

1 comment:

heather said...

You know, the library is a great resource, but I love MY OWN books best!

My favorite set is my Chronicles of Narnia set. My dad read to me from that set, I have read them on my own, M read them to me after we were married and back when we had a time that we regularly read aloud together (ahhh...that is a sweet memory), C has read them, I started reading them to only makes me love that set more and more...great stories, great old book is like an old friend...