September 24, 2012
Friends!!! Ok where to start, and how to keep this brief (ish), so I don't bore you. (Internet shouting might happen.)
I'm on a mission. A QUEST. To let people know about all the FLIPPING AWESOME BOOKS out there for kids. Like, I spend a lot of my spare time looking FOR books, looking AT books, placing orders for books at the library, obsessively poring over Scholastic book orders, haunting used book stores, and trolling publishing sites and lists on Amazon.
Most people, I think (aside from Robyn & Whitney, Vanessa, Danzel, Leanne and Burgin) are not doing this so much. AND THAT'S FINE.
That's why I'm doing what I'm doing. So that you can come see some fab books and not have to struggle though the hordes and piles so much. I have a sense that Julia is not going to be the X-Treme reader that I was. The girl has too much energy to sit still. So I feel like it's on me to make sure she reads some quality stuff, and the classics, and isn't left wandering lost through a vast literary landscape. (Sounds kind of awesome, actually.)
Also, I haven't organized this blog so well. And I haven't done much better on Pinterest.
SO I'VE CREATED THIS ONLINE SHOP. Most of the books on the blog I've talked about will be in the shop. If you've forgotten about a certain book and want to find it but don't know the title and don't want to wade through old posts, go look in the shop! I'll also have books on there that might not be on Pinterest and might not be discussed on the blog. And if you didn't know already, I love baths and tea and treats. So I have some favorites in those categories in the Cool Stuff I Like section of the shoppy. I have a bloggy and a shoppy!
Loveys, I get it. The free money fairies are in short supply. I get most of my books through the library. But I do feel strongly that there are great books that should live in your home that your kids should grow up with, that you should OWN. My dad has passed on his old books to me, and I am passing down to Julia, and hopefully she will pass down to her kids.
So if you feel like owning some books, please do go look in my shop, and if you like, buy one, and then you will have a wonderful book and I will have 4 pennies! (Affiliate links aren't exactly a cash cow of revenue. I'm not sure they are any kind of revenue. At least they're not for me!) I've tried to only place books in there that are classics, are beautiful, are unusual, and are worth actually owning. The books that Julia and/or I have read overandoverandover. And the lists will grow and evolve as time goes on and Julia gets older.
Some books in there will be out-of-print books that are only available used ~ that's ok. I order used books all the time and the ones I've received have always been in really decent condition.
HAPPY BOOK READING TO ONE AND ALL!! xo