Colum McCann has written a whole slew of novels, including Let The Great World Spin. Here, we feature his very personal thoughts in an article via The New York Times - one to make you smile and nod and think.Read More
Sunday afternoons we talk. We loll in chairs, go on long drives, lie all over the bed, throw quilts on the grass or linger over lunch – it doesn’t so much matter how, we just talk. On one of those days, in the midst of all the conversation, I mentioned that a friend had asked for advice about some troubles her little girl was facing.
I knew what I would do. I would be reading. I had a couple of picture books in mind; a chapter book and a couple of poems.
Those books weren’t ‘about’ the things troubling this little girl – but they were what I had read to my children when they were facing the same issues.Read More
Public libraries stand as a symbol of a society that values thoughts and ideas – a society that appreciates art and believes it should be available to all – a literate society.
And (especially in free countries where libraries abound and good books can be had for free and taken for granted) homes need to have bookshelves in bedrooms, or rooms or walls dedicated to books. Even more especially when that home has children in it.Read More