Thursday, September 10, 2009

I Found A Treasure!

I am a book lover.
I love the feel and the smell and presence of them.
I love where they take me.
When I enter someone's home, I almost always snoop around
and look at the books they have on their shelves.
The books people possess tell you so much about them.
When I was at Hottie Husband's Grandma Betty's house the other day,
she had this book out for Toots and another great-grandchild to look at.
I fell in love instantly and just had to share this treasure with you.
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This book is a treasure, but wait until I tell you what a treasure Grandma Betty is!
It's coming.

What books do you treasure?



16 comments:

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Seriously? You SMELL books? That's so weird.

Psst. So do I.

Myra said...

I love this book too! I grew up reading the exact same one. I've been on the look out for a copy for my little one.

Oh, and both my hubs and I love smelling books! :)

Buddy and Krista said...

this is great--i have often had to skip so many of the mother goose stories that i've read to the kids because some of them are not appropriate for kids at all (if they really knew what they meant). would love to have a copy of this book--i'm guessing it's old? thanks for sharing :)

MK said...

I ADORE the smell of books, especially old ones. Growing up, I loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (and what do you know, now they turned it into a movie)..I read it so many times (or made my parents read it to me) that the binding fell apart.

Foursons said...

Sweet. I have a Fairy Tale book that my mom read to me when I was a kid and I still love it.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh my! That book IS a treasure. I love it. If you ever find another let me know.

Have a great weekend Brigetta. I'll have to think on your question a bit:)

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I love that book! We used to read it to our son when he was a little guy (he's now 6' 6").
As for the books I treasure -- my Bible with underlines, dates, notes, and quotes. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers, Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman... soooo many wonderful choices. *Very happy, contented smile*

Lisa Anne said...

I LOVE THE SMELL OF A BOOK. It's the main reason I don't own a kindle.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh man, I couldn't agree with you MORE! Peoples books do tell so much about them.

I also heard a quote once and I think it's very true, that What a person laughs at, tells a lot about them.

So books and laughter... Oh, and garbage. If you look through someone's garbage, take note of what they laugh at, and browse their bookshelf, you don't even really need to get to know them. Ha!

Nancy said...

That is so cute, I love that version of the old woman in the shoe (much better verse than so "She gave them some broth without any bread,
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed...." How abusive!)

:-P

Stephanie said...

One of my all time favorites is Sleepy Bears by Mem Fox. I swear I get tears every time I read it!

Anne Ericsson said...

Oh honey you have always been a book worm! Do you remember when you were little and I would come home from work and you would be in your room reading (I could see you through a lttle crack in the door left ajar) after about an hour I would go in your room to say hi and you would look up and say "oh hi mommy did you just get home". You were so engossed in books even at a very young age. I always read books to you and your sister every night before bed. As you know I love reading toooooo. Mom

Xazmin said...

I love it! I'm going to see if I can find it!

ModernMom said...

Oh I have never heard of this book! My girls are now 7 and 10...wonder if it's too late to go back to Mother Goose! Love it!

Sande said...

Love it. Said by someone who used to call herself MammaShoe

petiteblogger said...

I have probably read that book over a hundred times when I was growing up. I still have it & have started reading it to my kids. I can't wait til they're a little older & can enjoy it more. I'm glad you found it!

I also loved the Joan Walsh Anglund Story Book!