Day to day randomness from a 30 year-old daydreaming fool :)


Photo

Sep 13, 2012
@ 7:32 pm
Permalink
509 notes

karenkavett:

hermionejg:

elysemarshall:

duttonbooks:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROALD DAHL!

I read everything of Roald Dahl’s that I could get my hands on as a child. I identified with Matilda SO MUCH - girl just wants to read and be smart! I had an inherent suspicion of women wearing wigs and gloves. Thanks to ‘Boy’ I never want to have my tonsils removed. Ever. I still believe that somewhere, my dreams are collected by a big friendly giant.
But the story that had the greatest impact on me was ‘The Swan.’ Published in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, this tale of a boy suffering at the mercy of a bully left me profoundly shaken. The cruelty was just too much for my gentle heart, but I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. I was 10 when I first read it. ‘The Swan’ haunts me still, in the way that all great stories should.

I love “The Swan” and have only ever met two other people who read it. Henry Sugar is such a wonderful collection of stories.
Roald Dahl opened the bookshop I worked at. Happy Birthday Mr. Dahl: special thanks for James and the Giant Peach and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

I don’t even know how many times I read The Witches or Fantastic Mr. Fox or The BFG, and my copy of the two Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stories is still one of my most prized possessions. Happy birthday Roald Dahl.

karenkavett:

hermionejg:

elysemarshall:

duttonbooks:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROALD DAHL!

I read everything of Roald Dahl’s that I could get my hands on as a child. I identified with Matilda SO MUCH - girl just wants to read and be smart! I had an inherent suspicion of women wearing wigs and gloves. Thanks to ‘Boy’ I never want to have my tonsils removed. Ever. I still believe that somewhere, my dreams are collected by a big friendly giant.

But the story that had the greatest impact on me was ‘The Swan.’ Published in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, this tale of a boy suffering at the mercy of a bully left me profoundly shaken. The cruelty was just too much for my gentle heart, but I had to keep reading to find out what happened next. I was 10 when I first read it. ‘The Swan’ haunts me still, in the way that all great stories should.

I love “The Swan” and have only ever met two other people who read it. Henry Sugar is such a wonderful collection of stories.

Roald Dahl opened the bookshop I worked at. Happy Birthday Mr. Dahl: special thanks for James and the Giant Peach and George’s Marvellous Medicine.

I don’t even know how many times I read The Witches or Fantastic Mr. Fox or The BFG, and my copy of the two Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stories is still one of my most prized possessions. Happy birthday Roald Dahl.

  1. the-doodle-ninja reblogged this from just-one--more-page
  2. somethingyoucanbelievein reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  3. lenagetlean reblogged this from booksandheros
  4. bumblybore reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  5. daniellex3renee reblogged this from mrdefoster
  6. drunkchickennugget reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  7. fengyouverymuch reblogged this from yournameonhearts
  8. mrdefoster reblogged this from thetinywordnerd
  9. myotahime reblogged this from rsharky
  10. thetinywordnerd reblogged this from yournameonhearts
  11. yournameonhearts reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  12. pendragonsoftheshire reblogged this from bravenewweirdo
  13. bravenewweirdo reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  14. rsharky reblogged this from kissablekutie
  15. beunapologeticallyyou reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  16. b4th3w0r5t reblogged this from indie-at-heart
  17. kissablekutie reblogged this from marymorstanlies
  18. marymorstanlies reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  19. indie-at-heart reblogged this from just-one--more-page
  20. imaginecomplexity reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  21. river-sconnie reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  22. no-social-interaction reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  23. imabigfanofnotbeingonfire reblogged this from andkeptoutofsight
  24. hailhydrathemusical reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  25. nonexistenttan reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  26. herondaleproblems reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  27. andkeptoutofsight reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  28. welcometotheworldofpokemon reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  29. alltheotherstars reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  30. bewareoftheyowzah reblogged this from oswinsleaf
  31. oswinsleaf reblogged this from just-one--more-page