Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lotta Books

Packing for a move always brings you across old memories. This bookshelf is full of my daughters' old books. Sorry for the poor photo. We're a book reading family. Actually everybody but me is a voracious book reader. I read the occasional novel, but inhale magazines. I haven't even begun to pack those yet!  Please tell me you understand! Actually, my HH passed on the book reading genes and I passed on the magazine devouring genes.  My girls were doomed from the beginning.  
This is what HH calls his "working" bookshelf. Yeah, it's working all right. Working to make me CRAZY! One shelf is mine. One.
This is my pretty bookshelf.  Some books, more pretties. Among other things, it holds my husband's old toys, Papaw's old license plate, Great Grandpa's gameboard and smattering of my flower frog collection. 
Now these are my kind of books!  This does not include my cookbooks, knitting and gardening books. They're downstairs in a whole different bookshelf.  It has yet to get packed. Probably tonight. Books are easy to pack, but HEAVY!
Then there are the beautiful old books that I get for a song at thrift stores.
I've been instructed to NEVER, EVER get rid of all these old children's books.
This Berenstain Bears' book has to be at least 23 years old.
I'll love you forever, such a good thing to tell your children.
I'm sure you have stashes of books you can't part with too.  What was your favorite children's book?


  1. Sweet bookshelves! I'm glad you have a family of readers - ONE of my girls is that way (no wonder she's a university librarian!!) She and I both share a love for all of Beatrix Potter's classic books about Peter Rabbit, Hunca Munca, Jemima Puddleduck, and company. I was introduced to them when I was about 3 years old - a librarian at the University of Denver lived across the street from us...she brought the books home and I'd go to her house to read them with her. It's a legacy that I cherish.
    Back to bookshelves...whatever will become of them (and their accompanying treasures) when the world truly embraces e-readers? Will only collectors have the shelves full of books? I hope not!

  2. Books are such a treasure. They not only tell their stories, but create memories that are forever connected with them.:-) My daughter was in love with Pooh Bear and "Pooh" became her family nickname, which still slips out between my lips at times, even though she is 40+ now. One of my favorite books as a child was "A Child's Garden of Verses" (thankfully I still own) which contains all the children's poems that were familiar years ago. I often read them to my children, not wanting them to be forgotten forever.

  3. I collect cookbooks and have hundreds of them. Thats not counting all my other herb, gardening, self help and novels. And so when I moved here a yr. ago I tried to weed out some I just never used any more. Boy was that hard and not many left. So when I landed here I needed shelves. I went to a local office supply and bought 5 huge bookcases and one smaller one. They are all full and I need more. lol But I have no more room for any so I guess this is finally it.....unless I weed some more out .

    Its a disease I tell ya..a disease!

  4. Wondering your library and best books collection . i loved books and interested. nice thought of books and interesting details shared in the post so thanks


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