Thursday, May 17, 2012

-Bookshelves of Wonder-

Ah, childhood memories, 
prompted by The.Book.Chat at Sweet Green Tangerine.

This week she asked for our favorite books from childhood and adolescence. Hmm, time to divulge a little insight to my life. I wasn’t much of a reader as a child. Blame it on what you will- The fact is, I cannot recall a single time my mother ever just sitting and reading to me as a child. Surely she did. She had to? I do, however, remember my dad reading me some of J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit. Once. It was thrilling. As for myself, though, I didn’t care much for sitting still and exploring the life inside books. If a teacher did not require it, I did not read it. This went on throughout High School. 

Hindsight, this makes me sad. Very sad. As a result, I read to my kids often. I want them to have a passion that I never had as a child. I want them to get lost in the magical words of wonder.    
As always, I want to give them the world. So this post is not about my favorite childhood book, instead it is about the things that I hope my kids remember when they are grown. 

The daughter and I went in search of a thrifty bookstore I had heard about. We found it. It was amazing!

Coincidentally, without even looking to see what Jessica’s chat topic was for this week, I picked up a few classics & they seem to fit in perfectly. Two of which I am particularly excited to add to her bookshelf and start reading to her. 

They are all four vintage and beautiful; smelling like an old library. *Heaven* 

o   Heidi, Johanna Spyri
o   Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
o   Bedknob and Broomstick, Mary Norton

How gorgeous are these?!

So Random, but old Abe's face kind freaks me out a bit. 
I keep imagining flowers & paisleys on it like a sugar skull... 


  1. DROOL! We are definitely going there when I visit. I love antique children's books. Glad you linked up today :)

  2. oooh i love those. i want to go to an old bookstore and get some of these for my apartment. so cute!

  3. Great blog post! Thanks for writing about our Friends of the Library bookstore!


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