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Matilda by Roald Dahl
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really liked it
bookshelves: children-middle-grade, 2016-read

Love it ! Just how I pictured it would be.
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Roald Dahl
“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.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl
“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.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl
“It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl
“I'm wondering what to read next." Matilda said. "I've finished all the children's books.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl
“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl
“From then on, Matilda would visit the library only once a week in order to take out new books and return the old ones. Her own small bedroom now became her reading-room and there she would sit and read most afternoons, often with a mug of hot chocolate beside her. She was not quite tall enough to reach things around in the kitchen, but she kept a small box in the outhouse which she brought in and stood on in order to get whatever she wanted. Mostly it was hot chocolate she made, warming the milk in a saucepan on the stove before mixing it. Occasionally she made Bovril or Ovaltine. It was pleasant to take a hot drink up to her room and have it beside her as she sat in her silent room reading in the empty house in the afternoons. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She traveled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl
“Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books.”
Roald Dahl, Matilda


Reading Progress

April 16, 2016 – Shelved
April 16, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 4, 2016 – Shelved as: children-middle-grade
July 2, 2016 – Started Reading
July 2, 2016 –
page 90
37.5%
July 2, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 6, 2017 – Shelved as: 2016-read

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