We are book people. There are books in every room of the house, bathrooms included. All our bookshelves are filled and overflowing. Every time we’ve moved it’s been painfully obvious that books make up the majority of our possessions.
Yesterday morning, C and I dropped M at school and had the morning to do whatever we wished. As it often does, that meant a morning full of books. We went to a local bookstore/coffee shop, had a snack, and then browsed (or whatever you call it when a two-year-old races through the store grabbing books, “reading”, and reshelving faster than you can keep up. We bought Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond, a book M and I have been anticipating. Next, we walked down the street to the main branch of the library and collected enough books to make my bag extremely heavy.
When we came home, we headed to the backyard to play. I picked up a book because I like to have one by me in case C decides to play quietly in the sandbox. This time it was The New Best Recipe which I may end up reading cover to cover, all 1000+ pages of it. There’s nothing like geeky, science-based gushing over food. C decided she must have a book too so she chose That’s Not My Truck.
We came in for lunch, and I read several of our library finds to her while she finished eating. As I placed them on the floor next to my chair, I realized just how many stacks of C’s and M’s books there were in the house. I decided to take pictures as a visual of our book-full life.
This is the stack that I placed by my chair after reading to C. It includes:
Tom and Pippo Go Shopping by Helen Oxenbury
Under the Sea by Anna Milbourne
The Close Shave (Step Into Reading: Thomas and Friends)
Curious George and the Dinosaur by Margaret and H.A. Rey
Max’s Dragon Shirt by Rosemary Wells
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming (this has become such a favorite I think we’ll have to get our own copy)
Most of the other library finds from today ended up on the floor behind the couch. These stacks include:
Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond by Steve Voake
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (audiobook)
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder(audiobook)
Clever Rabbit and the Lion (Usborne First Reading)
The Little Giraffe (Usborne First Reading)
Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch by Cynthia Rylant
Urso Brunov and the White Emperor by Brian Jacques
A Day in the Salt Marsh by Kevin Kurtz
There were also stacks on the coffe table/ottoman, the girls table, in the hall by the bathroom door, on Meg’s dresser by her bed, and probably elsewhere that I’ve forgotten, but I’m out of writing time now so I’ll do a book stack series.