one of my favorite books in recent memory is gretchen rubin’s the happiness project. i’d really highly recommend it to ANYONE.
at any rate, a recent re-read of the happiness project got me on a kick where i’ve been re-reading a lot of my favorite children’s lit books. they’re inexpensive (or free) on kindle which makes it easy.
over the weekend i dug back into what is probably my second all-time favorite children’s lit book:* madeleine l’engle’s a ring of endless light. the book explores themes of dealing with life and death and love and growing up in the face of it all, and is just a fantastic and transcendental book. (like a lot of madeleine’s books, for those of you who are familiar with a wrinkle in time - but this one’s a little more relatable than a tesseract.)
it’s interesting…re-reading children’s books as an adult really can give you perspective that you might not otherwise have. and the quality is not less, just…different. i forgot how much i RELATE to vicky in this book: remembering the girl i was and the adult i’ve become, who in a lot of ways is not different from that girl, but in a lot of ways has grown quite a bit.
just some random thoughts for your week. happy reading everyone :)
*first favorite has to be gary paulsen’s hatchet, which was given to me as a fourth grader by the kindergarten teacher whose classroom i was tutoring in at the time. FANTASTIC read. thank me later.