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“People without hope not only don't write novels, but what is more to the point, they don't read them.” ― Flannery O'Connor

Madeleine's Vintage Shawl

Another contemporary to mine (Daddy's old Underwood). No. This one's even older.  Like Grandfather Matthiew's on the farm.

"I am well versed in the focus-stealing racket one can make with a vintage manual typewriter." Tom Hanks writing about his passion for collecting and using typewriters.

''Her dearest friends were characters in books.''

''Her dearest friends were characters in books.'' ~ I like this arrangement of having some books facing out.

#FridayReading !! What are you reading this Friday?

I never feel richer than when I have an armful of books to take home and read.

I initially doubted the authenticity of this quote but I looked it up and records show that Einstein truly did say this. The fact that someone who is essentially the emblem of intelligence said that fairy tales are a source of intelligence furthers the idea that fantasy and imagination shouldn't be looked down upon as a waste of time for children. What are your thoughts on children being read fairy tales?

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales - Albert Einstein. "Into the Book World" - illustration by "moffs"