Tag Archives: Madeleine L’Engle

For Today, But Really Every Day: Ladies I Love

I love these women for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or they were “there” in my most formative years, holding out a torch to lead the way. … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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The Books: Six Centuries of Great Poetry: A Stunning Collection of Classic British Poems from Chaucer to Yeats: Henry Vaughan

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry Six Centuries of Great Poetry: A Stunning Collection of Classic British Poems from Chaucer to Yeats, edited by Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine It’s funny, I was just thinking the other day about how I … Continue reading

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7 Weird Reading Facts

Got this from ricki. 1. I am very sensitive to typeface. I will NOT read a book if I find the typeface grating or unfriendly. I have bad eyes, too, so a good typeface is important. Penguin Classics USED to … Continue reading

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L’Engle’s Advice

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” — Madeleine L’Engle

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The Angel Guard

From Penguins and Golden Calves: Icons and Idols in Antarctica and Other Unexpected Places , by the late great Madeleine L’Engle. Children are often better believers than we are. A young friend of mine who works in a day-care center … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine: Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank … Continue reading

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Ten Books I Couldn’t Live Without

1. Possession – by A.S. Byatt. Like Heather I have read this book probably 4 or 5 times – I just finished it yet again, and every time I come to it – I see different things, I relate to … Continue reading

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Two Book Memes

1. First book to leave a lasting impression? Charlotte’s Web. That was the first book that made my heart HURT after finishing it. But that hurt also had some joy in it …. I mean, the last paragraph of that … Continue reading

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The Books: “A Severed Wasp” (Madeleine L’Engle)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Next book on the shelf is A Severed Wasp by Madeleine L’Engle. Yeah, whatever, this is my first post using MY NEW MAC. Whatever. It’s not a big deal to me, or anything like that. … Continue reading

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