Monday, March 1, 2010
Hi everyone! I try to go through my books every now and then and weed out the ones I no longer want to keep. Making room for the new! The ones I’m no longer interested in get donated to my town’s library. They often will put them on the bookshelves because it's a small independent library. So I know I can always check them out if I want to read them again. They also set some aside for their book sales benefitting the library.
Anyway, I went through one bookcase in my living room recently (there are two)and got rid of a stack of books. So, naturally, I had to do a little re-arranging too! It was also a good time to dust the shelves and the books.
This bookshelf has some of my vintage books. I love the look old books because the covers are usually so pretty (before dust jackets).
Last year I found a “reader” in a junk store and was really fascinated by the whole idea that these use to be the textbooks used in schools. I remember "readers" being mentioned in my Little House books. I guess the most well known “readers” are the McGuffey Readers. Did any of you use those in school?
So far I’ve found these three and really enjoy reading the stories in them. It’s also really interesting to see how a subject used to be taught.
In one of them I found an old report card! 14 kids in the class – can you imagine. Do you see the 2 cent stamp!!
I also love the charming illustrations. It’s fun finding new things to collect!
If you love books like me, you might like to read Brenda's (Coffee Tea Books and Me) lovely post called On Behalf of Old Books.
Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes for my daughter! She had a really good one and we are ready to stay home for a while. I’m such a homebody and so is she that it’s tiring for both of us to be out and about so much! But we had fun.
Remember that you have until tonight to still enter the March book giveaway. Go to the post below and leave a comment. I’ll post the winner tomorrow morning. Thanks for dropping by today!