Finally, finally, it's warm enough to sit outside all day and devour a book. This is one of my all time favorites. I think the only "grown-up" book I've read more than once, (I've read Matilda by Roald Dahl seven times.) because I just wanted to be back in that world again. I love how poetic and blunt she manages to be. I love how she makes old fairy tales new and invents new fairy tales and makes them timeless. I love how she writes about searching and yearning. I love how this little book feels vast, worlds painted to perfection in a handful of words.