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A love affair, rekindled.

It’s sad how even the most beloved things can fall by the wayside when we get caught up with the rest of life. I am ashamed to admit it’s happened to me. Those which I once showed my love for on a daily basis, have started collecting dust.

I was probably one of the most book-wormiest (is that a word?) kids you could have ever met. I would walk around the house, the yard, anywhere, with my nose in a book. Actually walking and reading at the same time. It’s a talent, I know. I used to check out the maximum number of books from the library at every visit. I would scan the shelves simply looking for something that looked interesting. I read anything I could get my little hands on. Classics, new books, non-fiction.. I read a book on sick building syndrome when I was maybe thirteen.

But, as I became an adult, and I got busier and busier, my reading fell away. Now I rarely read a book, and I am ashamed. I feel like I have betrayed one of my true loves. But, after becoming pregnant, I realized one of the number one things I was excited about was the idea of sharing books with our child. The idea of it truly makes my heart pound a little harder. The list of books I want to share with her grows every time I think about it. I want to fill her with the lust for reading that I had growing up.


It’s never too early to start!

What were some of YOUR favorite books as a child? What are your children’s current favorite books?

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5 Responses to “A love affair, rekindled.”

  1. Samantha Nandez says:

    I love books. My favs from when I was a kid:

    The Eleventh Hour
    Tikki Tikki Tembo
    Any art book I could grab

  2. jentastic.jenn says:

    Your book collection is awesome!!!
    I used to love this book called "Stop That Ball" by Mike McClintock…I would read it every night for the longest time when I was young. I wonder if that book is still in my attic…

  3. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] says:

    These photos are so whimsical and charming…they would actually be SUPER cute framed in the baby's room, eh?! Anyways…Bernstein Bears and those antique Disney books? My mom found tons of em at a flea market…the pages were always unnecessarily thick and used to slice my fingers…you know the kind?

    I also read every available Nancy Drew novel, starting when I was six…I didn't stick with kids books for very long (bored, only child)…I also got a kick out of Everybody Poops, so I wasn't too mature, haha.

    Sorry for the super-long comment, took me on a mini-walk-down-memory-Ln.

  4. Amorae says:

    My favorites as a kid were Gus was a Friendly Ghost, Alice Elizabeth Loved Surprises, and The Little Golden Book: Time For Bed. But I loved reading anything I could get my hands on.

    Y'all are Star Wars fans, right? Here is an adorable abc book to add to your baby's collection: http://www.brandonpeat.com/portfolio/projects/ackbar.html#donation

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