Weekly Geeks: Favorite Bookish Quotes

Happy Saturday, and first I want to remind folks to sign up for my Birthday Blog Giveaway here.  For my one-year blog-iversary I’m giving away a $20 gift certificate or any book I’ve reviewed on this blog. Just tell me about a book you’re currently reading — I just started War and Peace, and feeling pretty good about it, I have to admit.  I’ll keep you posted.

This week’s Weekly Geeks assignment is to share a favorite bookish quote. My quote is from Madeleine L’Engle, who wrote one of my favorite children’s/YA books, A Wrinkle in Time:

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.

I think some of the most difficult, challenging and traumatic subjects make for great children’s literature — and great adult literature too.  Wrinkle in Time is a good example.  On that topic, I read an interesting post recently about why it’s OKAY that YA books are so dark, and why we don’t need to worry about children reading dark fiction (although there’s a big difference between tough themes, paranormal “darkness”, and the kind of serious violence described in the original article).  Food for thought.

And with that, happy Saturday, and



  1 comment for “Weekly Geeks: Favorite Bookish Quotes

  1. June 13, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I really enjoy Madeline L’Engle’s books. I liked how she managed to allow science and religion to exist simultaneously in her novels. I also really enjoyed that her protagonists (at least in the Time Quartet) were total nerds, and were odd and unique and awesome. I remember thinking that I wanted to be like Mrs. Murray when I grew up, and have multiple PHDs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


There's always room for one more...

Lost in Storyland

I read, breathe, and live in bookish worlds.


Book Reviews


"Books are a uniquely portable magic" - Stephen King

Lola Et La Vie

*somewhere to collect my (mostly) bookish thoughts*

She Reads Novels

"She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers" - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Relevant Obscurity

"The world was hers for the reading."

Word by Word

Thoughts on Literature, Expressing Creativity, Being Authentic

Spines in a Line

books, libraries, life

%d bloggers like this: