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?