Saturday, April 13, 2013

26 Books that Changed My Life: #12 The Phantom Tollbooth

L: Language Has Power

I thought I would spend the month of April delving into the literature that has made me the person I am today.

1] In this list you will find some of my favorite books, but you will also find books that I appreciate and books that I would recommend although they may not be my favorite. These are books that changed my way of thinking or my way of looking the world. These are books that helped solidify the core of who I am.
2] These books are in order of the theme that I came away with not alphabetical by title or author.

About this book:
For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams...

Publication Date:  first published 1961

Why this book:
I am a lover of words and I enjoy manipulations of definitions, strong turns of phrase, literally meanings...I enjoy it all. I'm not sure if that love started with this book or if this book just solidified that, but I enjoyed every single page of this book. My favorite part is where he has to eat his own words. Choose your words wisely they could end up being dull, dry and unfulfilling when you have to eat them.


  1. Language does have power..thank you for writing.


  2. Awesome use of the A-Z Challenge. It makes me think about my word choices and if they would be tasty or not ;)

  3. Hello, Stephanie! I loved this book when I was a kid! The witty games and language was so clever. I recently re-read it and enjoyed it just as much as when I was a kid. It's a classic!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines



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