My Ardent Ardor of Books
It’s not hyperbole to state that I adore books. Libraries, and bookstores, especially independent bookstores, feel akin to church. By that, I mean, when I walk into a library or a bookstore, I feel as if I am entering holy space. I love being surrounding by all the language, imagery, craft, devotion, and quiet perseverance toward knowledge, understanding, and connection that books contain.
Some years ago, I owned a children’s bookstore. Second to being a mythologist, it was one of the most exciting, delightful, and enriching jobs I’ve done. Every time I unlocked the door to my shop and stepped inside, I felt that I was blessed to be in a magical place where the wonder of books was being introduced and celebrated with kids. What a joy.
Here is where I share my thoughts on, and critique or evaluation of books I’ve read. It’s also where I may share my disagreement with an author’s perspectives or opinions in a a specific book. The subjects will be broad, just as my interests are. You might just find reviews of children’s literature here as well!