Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book Hoarder and Unashamed

I was cleaning out my son's closet and stumbled over these...



You might wonder what they were doing in the closet and not in a bookshelf, so I will tell you. It wasn't too long ago that they came into our possession, and I admit, I just dumped them in the closet to go through at a later time...and then promptly forgot about them.

They belonged to my husband and his sister, but I didn't realize they were quite so old. A lot of them are from the 50's and 60's. There are Little Golden Books and Jumbo Golden Books (probably not the correct terminology). And while I don't have any kids left who are reading this level (except the Nancy Drew and Beezus and Ramona, which would no doubt be pegged as 'girl books'), I feel that I have to keep them. Their illustrations and their timelessness simply charm me.

What can I say, I'm ga-ga for books!

6 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I cannot toss books like those! I still have my Folgers editions of Little Women and Black Beauty!

Teenage Bride said...

I can never get rid of a bok that I have read. That's why I can't utilize the library haha.

I love Golden Books!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Jill, you're killing me! No library?? I don't know how I'd go on...

Allie said...

Mmm, I love those books - I think I had the same copy of Disney's Mary Poppins well before I ever saw the film.
Currently, I'm getting back into the Rupert Bear annuals from the 1960s! I bought a limited edition reproduction which I really can't afford but just had to have the other day :) no regrets yet!

David Cranmer said...

I always enjoyed Little Golden Books. Had a ton of them. Glad to see they are still in most supermarkets.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I love that they're still around too, David! I have a new niece arriving soon, and I plan to help start her collection.

Allie, I've never heard of Rupert Bear--I'll have to look him up! The Mary Poppins is lovely!