Sorry for the media absence – work deadlines took precedence.
One of the many things my niece and I have in common (other than a deep love for Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester) is a love for books in general. So I know Rexie is going to have no choice but to be a reader. To get her started, I’m amassing a library of some of my favorite stories. A few of these books are now out of print, so I’ve been scouring places like Etsy and Paperback Swap for copies.
by Phyllis McGinley – Who does love the idea of a horse living and loving the big city?
by Scott O’Dell – I still find this story hauntingly beautiful.
by E.L. Konigsburg – Perfect escapist fantasy grounded in reality.
by Virginia Lee Burton – Happiest looking piece of heavy machinery ever.
by Evaline Ness. As a cat lover from an early age, how could I not love a cat smarter than its human?
Some books I’m still looking for (without spending painful amounts of money) include:
by Gladys Baker Bond. I’ve seen a Golden Book version of this story, but the copy that I had was much larger with beautiful illustrations.
by Liesel Moak Skorpen. I’ve seen this book for as much as $70.00! But what a fun read! The cave and treehouse are my favorites.
by Jan Brett – This is still in print, I just have to pick up a copy. This book might have been the catalyst for my love of knitting.
Do you have any oldies but goodies to add to the list?