Tuesday, July 31, 2018


When The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth came out in 2011, I bought a copy, because I loved that book so much as a child, and it’s beautiful, and I’m happy I have it, but I’m glad I still have The Phantom Tollbooth in cheap paperback—just the story, no annotation—because sometimes you just need to be alone in Dictionopolis or Digitopolis, free from other opinions or information, and someday maybe I’ll find the hardback copy from my childhood in That House, and maybe I’ll keep it.


  1. Sometimes you also have to jump to Conclusions. Another book I enjoyed introducing to the boys.