It’s cool and rainy and suddenly very autumnal outside.  Time to grab a good book to read!  And check out Steve McCurry’s “To Read is to Fly,” a series of photographs of people reading around the world.  What are you reading this weekend?

The ability to read awoke inside me some
long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
– Autobiography of Malcolm X


Love this quote from Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials triology:

As a passionate believer in the democracy of reading, I don’t think it’s the task of the author of a book to tell the reader what it means.

The meaning of a story emerges in the meeting between the words on the page and the thoughts in the reader’s mind. So when people ask me what I meant by this story, or what was the message I was trying to convey in that one, I have to explain that I’m not going to explain.

Anyway, I’m not in the message business; I’m in the “Once upon a time” business.


Welcome back!  Did you have a nice summer?  Did you read any good books?

The library is celebrating great summer reads.  Swing by the library and check out the display for books your teachers read this past summer.

Need a good book?  Check out the New Books section for a selection of new-to-Harwood books!