Paige Turner

Books, Stack, Book Store, Stack Of Books, 2Nd Hand

Paige Roper had spent much of her childhood being teased ever since that incident in fourth grade when she got her reading book stuck in her cluttered desk and the cover tore as she tried to get it out. “Page Ripper” the children had called her, and anytime she handled a book thereafter there was sure to be someone who would shout out “Don’t tear it,” or “Look out book, run!”

The problem was that Paige loved to read. Yet, because of the taunts she never did so in public. To her teachers’ surprise however she was a model student, and in fact remained ahead of her classmates. That was because from the time she got home until well after bedtime she read.

It was as she began her time at university that a marvellous pair of circumstances changed her lot. The first was that her roommate Sandra Turner didn’t know the cruel nickname. The second was that Sandra had a rather cute twin brother who was also a voracious reader as well.

Paige and Tom hit it off from the first, and soon they read together and had long deep literary conversations. The pair of bookworms fell deeply in love, and soon after graduation they married and opened a bookstore under her new name – Paige Turner’s.


Tale Weaver – #318 – Bookworm


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Little bookworm cocooned away

With just the written page

But it is there – like a butterfly

That imagination can happily play


Sweet bookworms everywhere

When you emerge from your world of ink

Please share with us your insights deep

Tell us what you thing




Would I Be There At Your Side? 

Girl, Woman, Read, Book, Sit, Nature

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Where are you now ?

By babbling brook or some raging sea?

What things do you behold?

True love found, or adventure epic as it unfolds?

What is this place – upon printed page –

Where you so often do there reside?

And if I turned the same leaf as you –

Would I be there at your side?

How many worlds – multifaceted –

Do you journey through – as you sit?





To Read, To Know, To Live


Tale Weaver

It is said that “knowledge is power.”  Humans have an incredible ability to obtain knowledge.  However, two obstacles stand between an individual and the harnessing of that power.  The first is access, and the second is retention.

As individuals we have the limitation of experience.  We cannot know what we have not encountered.  Our great grandparents could not “know” about a life aided (or controlled) by iPhones.  Leonardo da Vinci, for all his genius, could not know what it is to experience flight.  Even today, there are realms in which we as individuals cannot roam.  When was the last time you saw a unicorn?

Even when we do experience something, we cannot always hold onto it.  There is just too much “knowledge” out there.  Arthur Conan Doyle put the expression of this idea into the mouth of Sherlock Holmes:

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. . . . It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”

Put simply – we cannot retain everything we learn.

However, these twin obstructions to our knowledge based power have a cure: reading.

If knowledge is power, then the manifestation of that power is words.  Recording, and accessing the written word gives us an avenue to experience the knowledge of things we have not encountered for ourselves.  We can through reading “meet” that illusive unicorn.   Furthermore, we don’t need to clog the “attics” of our mind.  We can store knowledge in a written form, and retrieve it selectively as and when we want it.

All of the power of the world.  All of the knowledge of the generations can be yours when you read.



Tale Weaver – #277 – Reading




Of Wisdom and Knowledge

The answers are here,

Though they may not come quick,

They won’t be found by scrolling

Or with one single click

It will take time and dedication

Long hours of hard graft

But the acquiring of wisdom

Is like any other craft

It’s repetition and practice

Until the skill you master

There’s no other way

To become wise faster

So find you a volume

A quiet place to read

And start the learning adventure

It’s all that you’ll need