Thursday, July 15, 2010

Children's Literature

Sorry, I know I'm the picture-less wonder lately.  I've been a little lazy about uploading pictures and I was going to buckle down and do it right now, but then I chickened out about posting pictures because, again, we might be giving some of the things I just got as gifts.  Anyway, on to what I actually signed on to say...

I love children's literature.  Absolutely love it.  I love the way that the stories you read as a child seem to stay with you forever.

(Makes me think of this clip from You've Got Mail, specifically 1:06-1:17.)




Okay, okay, so maybe I know this movie a little too well, but it's true! 

Anyway, this is all by way of saying that good quality children's literature on good sale is a total weakness for me.  A bookstore near our house was having a big clearance sale today and I bought quite a few books, most of which were about 50% off.  And that's hard to beat.  And hard to say no to.  So I ended up spending about $30 for 5 brand new, excellent condition, first rate children's books today.  Although one of those books was a Disney collection for 1/2 off, so I feel even better about  my purchase.  And while it certainly doesn't beat thrift store prices, you simply can't count on always finding these kinds of books in good condition in a thrift store.  Doesn't anyone else get this way about kid's books?

6 comments:

bjahlstrom said...

My answer is YES to all of that!

Lisa Lou said...

I feel investing in a book, especially a children's book, is a great thing. I have so many fond memories of sitting in front of the bookshelf at home and just reading. and looks at all the books. and not helping with dishes. Haha!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Oh yes, I have a hard time turning down cheap books...and our bookshelves show it.

Whitney said...

i spend sooo much money on kids books, i feel the exact same way. you should do a post of some of your faves, i'd love to hear your suggestions.

Unknown said...

I love buying books. Especially books that are on sale. I stock up and save them for birthdays, and other presents. You can never have too many good books laying around.

kellebelle said...

Hi Katie. I am Alex's sister-in-law and found you from her blog. (I think we actually share the same last name, how about that.) Anyway, I've been admiring your fantastic crafts and sewing projects for a while, but decided I finally needed to comment on this post with an emphatic YES! I am a total sucker for children's books, and somehow I can't really feel guilty for it, either!(Oh, and I love You've Got Mail, too.)

So now you know... there's one more person in the blogosphere who is enjoying your blog and sharing your affinity for children's books. Have a great day!