The first book I remember is a LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK OF PRAYERS. In fact, I think it’s still packed away in a trunk in the basement. I just can’t let go of books, more’s the pity. I notice it's still for sale with the same cover. Amazing!
The second book I remember is a book of verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. At the time, I had no idea who he was. but I loved that book. Somewhere along the way, it was lost or loved to death. It wasn’t until I purchased A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES for my own children that I realized the title and author of the book. My daughters also loved the book’s poems.
Robert Louis Stevenson said, "All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer."To that, I add the reader. And I was so willing to read and hear his verses.
|Bugs still makes me laugh!|
I often reread books I’ve loved to study the word pictures the author painted. Do you have favorite authors whose descriptions are so perfect you long to write like them? I do. One is Loretta Chase in LORD PERFECT. Her descriptions of the hero and heroine are breathtaking. I love that book as you have already guessed. I enjoy all of Ms Chase's books, but LORD PERFECT and MR. IMPOSSIBLE are my favorites. At least for now. She continues to write amazing books and I continue to buy and read them. Her word choices are perfect and vivid.
|1880's Mogollon, New Mexico|
Words have tremendous power: power to soothe, power to harm, power to change lives forever. A harsh word cannot be recalled. A kind word never goes unnoticed.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11
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