Category: books I’m reading

Books that inspire, books that amaze, books that I can’t live without.

Marylebone Toll Gate at Great Portland Street in 1790

Reading The Sports of Cruelty

The Sports of Cruelty: Fairies, folksongs, charms and other country matters in the work of William Blake by John Adlard is both a little gem of folk tale snippets and an analysis of William Blake’s use of fairies and folklore in his work.

Green Heart

Reading Alice Hoffman’s Green Heart

Hoffman moves us swiftly through dreamlike states (through fire and ash, and gardens and woods, through the heart of one young girl) and does not waste one single word in doing so, nor do we find any extraneous word.

take joy

Reading Take Joy by Jane Yolen

Everyone needs a touchstone sometimes, and right now I need one of mine. It is a little book called Take Joy by Jane Yolen.