The Library

I love the library.  I have always loved the library.  I will always love the library.  I have fond childhood memories of going downtown in Charlottesville with my family  and spending hours browsing books until we were all ready to go.  Even as a child (this has carried over into adulthood), I was obsessed with books about magic or witches.  I read all the books by Ruth Chew, Edward Eager, Edith Nesbit, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Mail Order Wings, Fifth Grade Magic, and all of Tamora Pierce’s novels (at that time, she had only written the first few Alanna books, which I still love to this day and reread not too long ago).  I thought Encyclopedia Brown was great and read that entire series.  I loved those little “orange biographies” – I think I read almost all of them.  I remember being so excited when I was finally old enough to check out books from the grown-up section of the library. Continue reading “The Library”