|My Bedside Table|
Yesterday I started sorting through them. Organizing them all accordingly between stacks of fiction, business, and self-help. Memories flooded in. I remember excitedly leafing through the pregnancy books as soon as we found out we were expecting, the many nights I stayed up reading a novel, and of course the countless hours spent in bookstores with my husband perusing through new titles to bring home and feed my addiction.
It's been too long since I've had those feelings. Now I read the books on my iPad with fewer emotions. I enjoy them, but it's not the same. It's sad, and I can't make myself go back into buying and carrying heavy books again.
|My teen son's collection of books|
When I least expected it, it finally happened. I never thought it would come, but just recently my almost 15-year-old teen son has been indulging on great books. So you can imagine how elated I was to see how content flopped down on the couch to read on. I couldn't even believe that he's already read about seven books since school started in the Fall. He was just recently finished Eleanor & Park, The Kite Runner, and Night by Elie Weisel. Right now he's reading Bound Feet And Western Dress. I couldn't be prouder with his choices of books! Now, my 12-year-old middle son is also starting to show interest and borrowed a book to start with. His older brother always had that much influence on him. I hope it spurs a passion for reading more.
|My daughter's new love|
It won't be long now until I start reading my collection of vintage Barbie books with her. Yes, Barbie. But not just any Barbie books. These were 1960s hardbound printed books that I was hooked on in my elementary years. When I was pregnant with my baby girl, I told my husband about my Barbie books obsessions then. Secretly my husband went eBay hunting for them and even completed the collection. It was the sweetest gesture of all! Right now they're sitting on one of our bookshelves and I can't wait for her to get started with them.
|The 1960s Vintage Barbie books|
|1960 Vintage Barbie Book - Inside|