I know – I know. Another combined day, it looks as if I’m getting lazy. But! But! I really had a reason for combining it. It really is both. We did read it at school (ok in German but still) and it is one of my absolute favourite colour cover books. Promise.
If you don’t know Matilda or any of the other wonderful children books by Roald Dahl – you have to read them. If you are a grown-up or not. They are fantastic. No true book worm could resist Matilda, I promise you will love her.
“Matilda said, „Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”
“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”
OK – I stop now. I could go on quoting and quoting and quoting. I have not read Matilda in a while but just promised her that 2015 is her year again – can’t wait 🙂