Sonia at Leaves of Grass had a great idea to share where we keep our books! Books- what a wonderful topic- after all, I'm PJ and I am addicted to books!
Mind you, my books are not completed organized the way I want because just to get them out of their stuffy boxes was the goal after the move! Of course, one of the many things that sold this house on me were the complete bookcases on either side of the fireplace insert in the family room! I recall when we were discussing about three houses we had narrowed it down to- I certainly had my input about this one having 'those bookcases'...do you know what my husband had said? "What bookcases- I don't remember them?" *shudder* ..needless to say, on the second walk through I pointed them out!!!
Above is my craft books (not all).....I can sit on the floor and look at those forever! I'm just not done putting things the way I want them. The process feels wonderful to me.
Has anyone seen that Hallmark movie/DVD, "Love Comes Softly"? Marty's first husband had an issue with all her books in the wagon and they should have been thrown over instead of the beans and stores.... I just had to laugh because that was my husband...."There are too many book boxes" "This is going to be putting us over our limits" (which it didn't!) Well, just the other night we were relaxing on the couch and he was looking at the book case and said, "I guess you didn't have that many books after all..... they fit very nicely in there"
This bookcase is in the living room...again WIP...mainly I wanted all my classics in there and the immediate books I'd like to get to.
Finally, there is a case that my husband made a few years ago. A classic set from the '50's are in there and some old readers I have found along the way. What is the oldest book you own? I love older books....but I was touched when my mom just recently handed down our family Bible. (black book in-front of my crewel pillow that I had made) This Bible
well used Bible is from my Great Grandma on my mothers side. She was a wife of a Episcopal minister in New England. I can't remember what state, but the Good Book Dates back to 1880. It is one of my honored possessions. My Raggedy Ann's certainly enjoy them when we aren't looking! ;)
Well, in the move I have lost my Borders Rewards card!*shudder* once more! I called the 800# and a very pleasant customer service, updated my email, and I will have to go to a local store and get a new one and my credits will be transferred over. She said I have $41 left until I get some cash back.....yippee...er, that's one trip there! We have a list of 6th grade books that my son wants. For instance, Sounder, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Gentle Ben, Born to Fly, Stowaway, etc. and of course, my daughter wants....oops, can't say....she reads my blog and her birthday in at the end of the month!!!! So, if she is reading, she probably won't be getting any books because she has my same addiction. hahaha
My daughter is starting Mice of Men...funny, had to come to CO from CA to get some Steinbeck! I have not read that one, so I've pulled mine from my shelf and will read along. I linked the copy I have. She said to read to page 66, but not sure how that equates to my version.
I could go on and on about books, but ....one must end a post some time! Love being with you all and can't wait to see your bookshelves!!...and don't forget to show your oldest book!