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A Book Can Be A Treasure Chest

The other day I was heading out for a place where I knew I'd be sitting waiting for several hours, so I took Anne of Avonlea with me to pass the time with loveliness. I seldom read this particular book from page to page, because I don't much care for Davy, but I do love to dip into its gentleness and magic, and then let my dreams carry me on. Some of its sentences are my favourites out of the whole series.




Last night, I read a few pages before going to sleep, and concluded that I should make it my regular practice to read a little of a lovely book every day. As the heroine in my own current work-in-progress says, "It seems only sensible to fill your mind with beauty, since you can. I'd rather remember pieces of poetry than scenes from a horror film."

Do you have books which you keep as reservoirs of loveliness and peace? Or a treasure chest containing wonders and exotic dreams of the world? Or a key to your own dreaming soul?





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  1. Yes I do. Almost anything by Denys Watkins Pitchford. The descriptions in the books carry me off to such a calm place. I will quite often read and re-read these books. I especially like the ones where he writes about travels with Heron, his caravan. Although the books would seem very old fashioned now, they transport me to a time when the UK was far less busy and populated and it makes me feel peaceful.

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  2. Your heroine is wise.

    "Do you have books which you keep as reservoirs of loveliness and peace? Or a treasure chest containing wonders and exotic dreams of the world?"

    I do. I repeat it over and over a thousand different ways. The story of my life. I don't know how it ends yet.

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  3. oh, yes! many. and i'd be lost without them...

    and poetry over horror any day. definitely.

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  4. Lovely idea! For me, nature is my haven.

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  5. I never cared for Davy either. But I love the parts with Lavender. Your book is one of those that I like to dip into from time to time, looking for beauty :) I need to get the Anne books in paperback...I always buy everything on kindle because I move so frequently :(

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