The Saturday Writing Quote — on reading

“Every so often, when I am feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by all the reading I must do for work, I stop. I pull out something beloved, something from childhood, and I read that instead.”
– Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, talking about reading favorite childhood books as an adult.

(Illustration: the current cover of Calico Bush, one of my childhood faves that stands up beautifully on rereading)