Okay, and I went to a thrift store today, and GUESS WHAT I FOUND?
There are books that I love that I feel uneasy recommending on this blog, because they have stuff in them that I feel uneasy about. (I'm not ready for heaven yet... I still like books in spite of those things sometimes.) But I can wholeheartedly recommend this book without a single reservation.
It's a story about limits and being unlimited, loving learning and learning to love, flying and then flying. It's got depth to it - it's enjoyable simply as a fantastic story, but as I've read it again and again over the years, I have come to enjoy it more and more as it has gained meaning for me and I keep living life.
I can't believe it when I find books like this at thrift stores. What were the original owners thinking? Was there no one they could give it to, even if they didn't want it? Sheesh. At least they didn't toss it in the garbage. Their loss.
When I find them, I save books like this one. Even if I already have a copy, I can give them to people who also love books. It's an extension of my love of literature - love is only love if it's given.
Speaking of sharing good things... there are a couple of blogs that I want to talk about.
First - Reina Laaman has a brand new blog here. I've been following Rain since I first got on Blogger and I've always liked her blog - she's genuine, smart, and a good writer with a clean, smooth style. There's an honesty to her that is really hard for me to pin down, but it's why I follow her and read every post she writes. It's subtle, but it's great.
American Kate is a blogger with an eloquence that I only wish that I had at her age. I follow her blog for the following reasons of followingness:
1. She's delightfully eloquent - I know I already said that, but she is.
2. She tells it like it is in a unique way
3. She's got this goodness that you can feel through her posts. It was her posts about her family that got me to follow - she spoke of them with such affection that I thought 'I've gotta follow this one so that I can learn how to write about people like that!' (Read her earlier posts to learn what I'm talking about.)
The Inestimable Erin Shakespear has been doing fantastic writerly quotes on her blog as part of the A to Z blogging challenge. But don't go just for the quotes, although the quotes would be worth visiting for. I follow her for her sense of humor, quirky style, and warmth. Plus, she has a sweet logo.
Visit them, and if you like them, follow them. (Hey, and follow me, also. But go visit their blogs first.)