Last year, I discovered a new-to-me author that I really like. Victoria Connelly writes kind stories, with characters that I enjoy getting to know and that I care about. I appreciate the gentle wisdom she shares with us through her stories and the sense of fun she puts into her writing. My favorite of her books so far is The Book Lovers, because I am a book lover and it’s clear that she is, too!
‘So how did you end up loving books so much?’ Callie looked thoughtful. ‘I’m not sure,’ she said honestly, ‘but I remember one day in the school library. It as one of those quiet lessons where you’re meant to be reading in silence, and I was sitting there looking at all the books on the shelves, thinking that it was the greatest gift in the world to be able to walk up to any of them and choose one, open it up and dive into a brand new world. That seemed like the most amazing privilege to me.’
I love that quote. That’s how I feel too!
Lovely passage! I agree!