Friday, January 14, 2022

Storyteller's Journey

A Wide Range of Reading

Like most bibliophiles, one of my favorite gifts to receive is a book. Well, I made a haul over the holidays! What occurred to me is that while I read mostly children's books (for a variety of reasons), I really enjoy a wide range of genres. The photo on the left is evidence to that fact. I believe that having a wide range of genres from which to read is sort of like cross-training my mind as a writer. Styles, word choices, etc. can be found in all sorts of well-written books.

So, while the wheels of mind slowly get moving again after my holiday break, I'll be diving into these books, as well as others. 

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Whimsical Word of the Week

Forelsket - (noun)
the indescribable euphoria you feel when you start to fall in love.
Example: The college freshman was overcome with forelsket upon meeting the guy seated next to her in her Fine Art class.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Bibliophile’s Corner

The Snowflake
By Benji Davies

Flap Copy Description:
High, high up in the clouds, a tiny snowflake is made. Perfectly fluffy and white, she tumbles and bounces inside the cloud, but then she begins to fall...
Exquisitely written and beautifully illustrated, The Snowflake tells the tale of one snowflake and one little girl - both longing for their own special place in the world. They discover that wherever we go, and however we fall, in the end we all find a way to shine.

My Thoughts:
This beautiful picture book begins its story high in the winter sky, something I find fascinating - and I believe young children will too. The journey the snowflake is thrust into is a lovely metaphor for life. I highly recommend The Snowflake for readers aged four to eight!

Click here to learn about the author/illustrator, Benji Davies.