Books About Books and Big News

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It has been just too dang long.

 

I have not forgotten about this space online, but I’ve been fortunate to have other writing projects over the last—eek, how long?—that have occupied my time and creative brain space. Including . . .

 

. . . my first book! Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God is scheduled for publication this fall by Ave Maria Press. It’s not a novel, but consider this: While I’d been working on my novel for over six years, this book took just over six months from the first time I opened a Word doc for it to getting a “yes” from an acquisitions meeting.

 

More on that to come (I just saw the cover and love it!), and in the meantime, a post I’ve been chewing on for some time. I’m sharing four of my favorite books about books—don’t be fooled by those that look like they’re for children!—and I hope to find some new gems you’ll leave in the comments.

 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

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Lyrical, lovely, and will make you want to live in a library (if you don’t already desire that!). The short film won an Academy Award.

 

The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger (author of The Time Traveler’s Wife)51cYvfpa4SL._SY324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg.

Another one I wish were real life. Released first serially in The Guardian, this story is a treat to read all in one sitting.

 

We Are in a Book by Mo Willems

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You can buy this for the next baby shower you go to, but after you read it, you’re going to want to keep it for yourself. Banana!

 

It’s a Book by Lane Smith

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If you’re giving this one to a kid, choose the board book version—the ending is a little more kid-friendly. In a world driven by technology, it’s good to remember the simple joys and tremendous value of a real book in your hands.

 

 

What are your favorite books about books?

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