Today we stopped in at our local mall to attend our library's
book sale. Two things kept my spending in check,
#1 Farmer Dad and Princess were with me and they do not have
the patience to sift through every book on the tables that I do.
(not to mention the boxes under the tables)
#2 Have I mentioned how many books we have at our house?
I should point out that #1 and #2 have never kept me in check before,
but as Princess actually begins to read, I am becoming much more choosy
about the books we have for her to read. I have always had children's books
around my house for my nieces, but once they were old enough to read, I
just wanted them to read..anything. I let them pick out stacks of books I
would not have chosen myself. "Barbie" and movie themed books and
the like. Some of which I have Freecycled recently to make room for the
books I want to make available for Princess.Tonight I picked up a few
like Caldecott Medal winner, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
and Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw which we take out of the library all the time.
Both well worth the 50 cents in my opinion.I did let Princess pick out a book for herself
and she decided on My Very First Little Mermaid Storybook adapted by Rochelle Larkin and Illustrated by Yvette Banek. It is not the book I would have chosen, but she likes Mermaids and I think the
smaller size appealed to her as well.
I did enjoy watching her circle slowly around the table looking
at different books and finally choosing the one she liked the best.
I'd like to think I'm raising a Bibliophile.