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Bibliomaniac Scarlet

I came here to keep in touch with all my friends who left GR after the censorship debacle. I read a little of every genre. I co-blog at Musings of a Bibliomaniac.

Currently reading

Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Ana Juan, Catherynne M. Valente
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

This book is a reminder that a great story does not necessarily need a sophisticated plot or complex characters. Often, the greatest of pleasures come from the simplest of stories.


Charlotte's Web is about an innocent pig named Wilbur, who befriends an unusually intelligent spider named Charlotte. And I don't care that it's supposedly a children's book, because I love how creative, meaningful and heart-warming it is.


I love the way the geese talk.


I love that Charlotte has a last name.


I love the plan Charlotte comes up with.


I love how Wilbur is so prone to fainting spells.


And I absolutely LOVE the end.


Charlotte's Web is a classic tale about friendship, written with a lot of heart and a lot of wit. A complete delight :)