Friday, March 2, 2012

B is for... Books

I love books. I love reading books, holding books, shopping for books, talking about books... I love the sight of a bookshelf stuffed with books.  I love visiting second-hand book stores.  I love the library.   I just love books. 

To my way of thinking, books and homeschooling just go together. Some of the most devoted booklovers I know are homeschoolers, and the majority of homeschoolers I know have an above-average appreciation for books. Our house is full of books. I know there are too many, and I should keep going through them and passing on the books that we really don't need to keep, but I find it very difficult to get rid of books. I have a list of "books I want to read" that is insanely long. My bedside table is stacked with books, and they are also piled underneath the table, and stuffed into the huge bookcase beside my bed. Every bookcase in the house is overflowing with books, and there are boxes and boxes of books stored in the basement and the garage. In fact, my hubby told me a couple years ago that I wasn't allowed to bring any more books into the house until I'd read all the books I already own. Of course, I assumed he was joking, because he is an avid reader too. ;-)

I hope my kids will love books too. My oldest, who has already graduated, learned to read early and easily and has always read very well. But he is not interested in reading fiction at all, which I think is odd. The other three kids read a lot more for pleasure, and very often read in bed before falling asleep. (I can't be the only parent that is torn between hollering at a kid to "quit reading and go to sleep already!" and letting them read for as long as they want to because reading is a good thing.) 

What do you love about books? Leave a comment and let me know!


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Stefanie said...

I'm so sad for Harrison.

Mackenize is a book-aholic. Kayleigh loves to be read too but she doesn't look at them much on her own like Mackenzie did at her age.

I love to read. At least I used to. When I had that free time. lol

Marcy Crabtree said...

I heart books, too.

My husband refers to our living room as "The Library of Marcy".

Think Library of Congress.

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

Every room in our house has bookshelves. Well, not the bathrooms. I especially like it when my girls enjoy one of my childhood favorites.

Wendy said...

It's funny that I came across this post today. Just earlier this afternoon a friend and I spent 2 hours cleaning up my 9-year-old's room. (Yes, it was THAT messy!) We found so many books in there that, when we took them out to put them on our "book bench" in the hall, it filled the bench and we had to start piling them on the floor! Now I have to decide where to put them all besides on her floor! I need to build book shelves all along the walls in our hallway. Would that be weird? ;) Loved your post!

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