I love books and I love reading and I love antique books …oh, and I love reading. Did I mention that? Bob loves reading too and I think it’s safe to say that we came into our marriage with a lot* of books.
*this may or may not be a slight understatement
Real talk: we have three large book shelves in the living room alone.
This is my favorite section in our collection:
Several volumes handed down to me by my great-grandmother. (and an adorable picture of my oldest two … Awww, so cute … right?)
My great-grandmother’s name inscribed and then my great-aunt’s note to herself that the book might some day go to me (those are my initials under the signature).
My favorite has always been this book:
It’s such an old-school, sensational fairy tale with kidnapping, mistaken identities, tiny Bavarian kingdoms, Europe before the first world war …ah, I can’t even help myself. Look at these illustrations!
Okay, I’ll stop … Except, oh wait, I didn’t stop … I actually Googled the author a few weeks ago and found out that he was quite the prolific writer. And … SCORE! … Most of his books are free downloads for my Kindle! (insert shameless Amazon plug here)
I downloaded … never mind. I won’t even tell you how many I’ve downloaded. It’s embarrassing. Nor will I tell you how many of them I’ve stayed up late to read. That’s even more embarrassing.
See? I’m waxing historical. I can’t even help myself…
Happy Summer reading to me!
What are you reading this summer?