book “review”: Dandelion Wine

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I don’t believe in “must-read” book lists — or in book reviews, per se — but I do love to offer suggestions. This novel is one of many I’ve read and adored, and that (like all the others here) I’ve found to be particularly engrossing, magical, relaxing, comforting, insightful, and beautifully written. If you haven’t yet read this one but would like to add it to your to-be-read pile, you can purchase a copy at one of the links below.

 

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” — Ray Bradbury

 

Want a good sort of book to get completely lost in?

 

One so full of gorgeous, poetic writing and imagery that the setting and the season — in this case, one childhood summer — become as vivid as a perfect summer day?

 

On the off chance you haven’t already read this one, let me suggest Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine.

 

While reading these interconnected stories, don’t be surprised if you find yourself, in your’s mind’s eye, relaxing on the porch or in a hammock … enjoying the shade; the drowsy, warm breeze; the scent of flowers; the buzzing of bees; and the taste of summer.

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I’m Jennifer: reader of fiction, cat whisperer, nerdy introvert. Possessor of a vivid imagination, a massive streak of curiosity, and a love of puzzles. Firm believer in — and ready to help you discover — the health-and-happiness benefits of reading and quiet time, whether indoors or out; “everyday” mindfulness; gardening; and walks in nature. Artist, writer, and founder of the Read. Purr. Collective.