Saturday, September 16, 2006
Reading: Bryson & Marchetta
Bill Bryson's travel books are enduringly wonderful, so after the taster from the Lost Continent, "I was born in Des Moines. I guess somebody had to be." here is his memoir of childhood.
Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca are favourite teenage novels - Melina Marchetta has such an ear and pen for creating a voice. She's not prolific, so each new work is to be savoured. Hear an interview with Melina.
Phooey! - NO time for reading this weekend. They'll just haunt me till I can start. And then, which first????
This is one of my favourite quotes about reading:
I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life.
I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I'm just beginning myself and I wouldn't mind a map.
I read because I have friends who don't, and young though they are, they are beginning to run out of material.
I read because every journey begins in the library, and it's time for me to start packing.
I read because one of these days I may want to leave this town, and I'm going to go everywhere and meet everybody, and I want to be ready.