Saturday, May 12, 2012

Library: A Favorite Book

Lost in a great book.

“There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too.” —Marina Tsvetaeva

Do you ever get so lost in a book, and no matter how many times you may read it, it stays with you? It may take you far, far away, through tunnels and up stone pathways, along rivers and windings roads. It may take you centuries back, to moments and sights that one can only live within words and leading… 

And perhaps most fascinating of all it to read a book, and then three, five, ten years later read it again. By reading it yet again, one may glean an entirely new lesson, or see something that was not seen years ago. It is amazing how that works… the beauty of being a part of a story. Is there a book in which you would like to read again? Perhaps for the connection within your own life, or perhaps purely for its storyline?

One of my favorites to read again and again is The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I believe I first read it in my early teens, but since, it is one that I go back to from time to time—one that I can never forget. One that has left a wonderful, lasting impression.

Images: 01, 04 Liivia S | 02, 06, 07, 08, 09 PinkBow | 03, 05 CatChanel


  1. I love cuddling up with a good book. Gorgeous images, and I'll be sure to keep a lookout for The Blue Castle! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  2. Love this post. There are so many books I read again and again and sometimes I cannot really pinpoint what it is that takes me back to the same book. There are certain authors that I like returning to, especially Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, and Astrid Lindgren (I love reading her books for my children). I also remember reading 'One True Thing' by Anna Quindlen a few times (they made a film from that one, starring R. Zellweger, M. Streep and W. Hurt). Then there are great books that I simply don't want to read again and I cannot explain why; I guess I'm afraid that they won't be as great the second time.

    A lovely Sunday to you ;-)

  3. Hi my friend,

    If you say it is good - I know that it is fantastic. I will look for it. And remind me to tell you about the word "blue" that has been on my mind 24/4 for the last couple of weeks. It is funny that it is part of the headline of your favorite book. It is a sign....

    Hugs to you today and an extra big hug to your Mom, who raised one amazing daughter.

    oxox, Mon

    1. Thank you Monica, Sarah is most special to me :) and I look forward to meeting you and your family one day soon :)

  4. I am going to look for this book. Thank You for the recommendation!

  5. Ha, when i grew up i was a huge fan of the famous five, by Enid Blyton, so stuck in to their adventures and over the years I keep on reading that kind of books, some favorites, Karen Slaughter, Nicci French.
    And friday on my way home at the bookstore at the station, i bought a thriller by Elizabeth George, so good so far.

    Have a good sunday!

  6. I love reading books again and again - from Jane Austen's oeuvre to Harry Potter.

    Andrea x

  7. love, love The Blue Castle. Happy Monday to you, Sarah

  8. Yes books are like good friends aren't they. I find that I often miss the 'story' and the 'characters' after I finish a good book. The good thing is that they remain the same and that we can return to them when ever we want.

    I have a few books that I love returning to and one is 'Sidharta' by Herman Hesse. It was written in the early 1900s and must have been so ahead of its time back then. Herman won the Nobel Prize in litterature and was a wonderful writer.

    Will look out for your recommendation too.

    Lots of love

    xx Charlotta

  9. I haven't heard of this one! But yes, i agree. A good book sticks with you forever. And so much more than a digital version.

    Hope your Mom had a great Mothers Day Sarah!

    1. Daniella, I did have a wonderful Mother's Day - Sarah made me feel very special as she is so good at doing :) and all my children each in their way did something special and meaningful for me - and with beautiful sunny and warm weather, we had our first dinner in the garden :) a perfect ending to the day.

  10. I love how you capture the magic of a great book Sarah. I have been so bad about reading but finally got lost in a book on the way home from my last trip--it's so satisfying. Would love it if I can make time to get lost in more books this summer. Hoping you have a lovely weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

  11. Beautiful post, Sarah. I love books, real books. And now I have to read The Blue Castle! Sounds intriguing! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
    This Week's post: PINK, with limited edition
    blank notes featuring my Pretty Pink Perfume
    & I Speak Chanel Handbag illustrations.

  12. Great post, like always! I am very much impressed with your work..


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