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From a very early age I have been enamored by books. From my father reading The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh out loud before bedtime, to my Christmas wish one year for the Complete Chronicles of Narnia so that I could read them whenever I felt like it, to my exploration into more advanced literature such as The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby for the AP Lit exam, books have been an integral part of my life. And someday, I hope to contribute to the vast universe of classic literature with my own writing.

More recently (think 2-3 years), I've really gained an appreciation for Young Adult literature. I'd say my current reading ratio is 49% classics, 49% YA,and 2% adult books written by not-yet-dead authors.

My favorite author is C. S. Lewis, and I live by his quote: "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."

I really, really like blueberry tea.


 

~Sophia

(Baby Sophia hosts storytime)


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  1. Dear Sophia,

    Knowing you'll be back to fiction shortly, I want to contact you.

    My email is clio4story@gmail.com.

    I thought an historical mystery set in Ireland would be of your interest.

    I wish you a nice day,

    Daye

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm not accepting titles for review at this time. (It's all my fault for having an extremely long To-Be-Read list!)

      Best of luck,

      ~Sophia

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  2. Sophia....I am so glad to hear that your father read to you. One of my favorite memories, as a father, is reading All Creatures Great and Small "out loud" to my children. I must ask for your take on "how is a raven like a writing desk?" (marvelous name for your blog btw). I have heard several conjectures on the "answer" to Carrol's curious question (pardon the bit a literation), as I say, I have heard several conjectures, and none of them satisfy....none....but one...and that so seldom opined that it is barely worth the mentioning, save for its brilliance.

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    1. Well, I've heard a couple, and I list them on my page "About this Blog." I think the one that Carrol himself wrote as an addendum was "Because they both can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and they are nevar put with the wrong end in front." But I also like "Because they both have inky quills."
      Which is the brilliant one that you have heard? I'm very intrigued!

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    2. Nope...that is not THE brilliant one, though I hadn't heard it, and I'll allow it is very nearly brilliant, matter of taste of course you may disagree. I have read Carrol's explanation, and I have to defer to the author, but for me it does not satisfy. The best I've heard, and oh how I wish I could claim it as my own...because Poe, wrote on both.

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    3. Ah...and now I'm embarassed because I see you've included it as one you've heard.

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    4. No worries! I like that one a lot. :-)

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  3. I think for me it would be rather a cup of hot chocolate that suits me...

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    1. Haha I wouldn't pass up a cup of hot chocolate, for sure!

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  4. I actually have that C.S. Lewis quote on a bookmark. It's very pretty and only gets put in the very best books. I also stole the entire Chronicles of Narnia from my fourth grade teacher, until my mother made me give them back (I secretly kept The Horse and His Boy shhhhh).

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    1. I will keep your secrets safe and in return tell you that I stole a copy of Horse and His Boy from my grandmother once. I don't know why she had it (she doesn't read fiction). But still. Thievery!

      (And sorry this reply took so long... :-/ )

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  5. Hi Sophia, I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Premio Dardos Award: http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2015/07/premio-dardos-award.html

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