|my commonplace book (or rather, one of them!)|
A thoughtful quote from Rumer Godden to add to my definition of a living book:
"Rumer always deplored the idea that books for children, even very young ones, should be relentlessly cheerful - 'perhaps the reason why these books are so lifeless is that living things have shadows'."
- Anne Chisolm in Rumer Godden: A Storyteller's Life p. 249
From joy to joy,