These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.

I have lots of favorites, way more than I can list! But here are a few books and quotes that have inspired me over the years. Happy reading!

Picture Books.

Oh, No! by Candace Fleming
Please, Mr. Panda, written and illustrated by Steve Antony
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, by Jennifer Fisher Bryant
This Is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen
I Want My Hat Back, by Jon Klassen

Favorite Illustrators.

Carson Ellis
Marla Frazee
Jon Klassen

Middle Grade.

The Dark Is Rising (series), Susan Cooper
Darkhenge, Catherine Fisher
The Ordinary Princess, M. M. Kaye
A Wrinkle in Time (series), Madeleine L’Engle
The Chronicles of Narnia (series), C. S. Lewis
The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
The Kane Chronicles (series), Rick Riordan
The Heroes of Olympus (series), Rick Riordan
Harry Potter (series), J. K. Rowling
Holes, Louis Sachar
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
Leviathan/Behemoth/Goliath, Scott Westerfeld

YA and Adult Books.

Til We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis
Anne of Green Gables (series), Lucy Maude Montgomery
To Say Nothing of the Dog,
Connie Willis

Favorite Authors.

Susan Cooper
Madeleine L’Engle
C. S. Lewis
Terry Pratchett
Connie Willis
P. G. Wodehouse

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Favorite Quotes.

“We do not want merely to see beauty …. We want something else which can hardly be put into words—to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. … The sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret. … [G]lory means good report with God, acceptance by God, response, acknowledgement, and welcome into the heart of things. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.”

C.S. Lewis, ‘The Weight of Glory’

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