Thursday, March 24, 2011

So Many Books, So Little Time

   Let me just start off by saying that we are a family of readers.  We love books!  One of our favorite places to hang out is a book store.  When we go to the library, we bring home stacks of books.

  Of course, each of us has our favorite genre. Rick, Andrew, and Eric prefer fantasy and science fiction. Justin mostly reads non-fiction. Right now I am enjoying mysteries and thrillers. We have all tried to read most of the "classics". And our all time favorite as a family would have to be Lord of the Rings.

Even though we get most of our books from the library, we still buy a lot of them.  We were running out of shelf space, and some books were put in the attic or given away.  So that is why Rick built the bookcases in Eric's room this winter.

Since we now have the space and are going to have a grandson this summer, I was happy to get the children's books out of the attic. My husband and I had a good time looking at those books that we had read a million times to our boys.

I have many favorite kid's books, but I was interested in seeing how many Little Golden Books we had by the illustrator Eloise Wilkin. I just love her drawings of sweet chubby cheeked little children. Her books are becoming quite collectable. A few years ago, you could get one of her LGB for a dollar or two. Last month I saw one for $10.00 at an antique store. And Georgie Finds a Grandpa is going for 20.00 on line! But there is no way I'm selling mine. Too many good memories!

 Aren't they precious?


Sandy said...

Adorable! Love LGB's, the graphics are so special. Thanks for the info on the pots!
xoso Sandy O

Kerin said...

What a wonderful collection of story books! I hope that future generations will love books, and value books. I love reading too, and I love my Kindle.... but I LOVE books more :)
There's a wonderful smell and feel of real books that you just don't get with a Kindle :)
Have a wonderful day !

Nell Jean said...

I have Little Golden Wildflower and Non-flowering Plants from 40 or more years ago that I still use.

You asked about moving bulbs 'in the green' -- after I read about it in Southern Living I started moving them after they finish blooming and just let the foliage fade away. It works pretty well for me.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I agree, there is nothing better than books and especially old ones. My children are all grown, however, I kept all of their little golden books, still in great condition. We used to love to go to the library and bring home a bulging bag of books. So hang on to them........your grandchildren will love them as well!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are the MOST precious! I collect Golden books and I'm always amazed that I still see some that I've never seen before! You have some beautiful Golden books in your collection! ♥