First things first: I wanted to say a big thank you to all10/18/2021, 3:34:50 PM
First things first: I wanted to say a big thank you to all 20k of you that are following me. Thank you for the kind messages, comments, book recommendations, dealing with my long captions, and most of all, the friendships. . It kind of kills me that there are so many of you I may never meet in real life, but I am so thankful to know you here! I have a big giveaway planned for when I return from my travels, so keep an eye out! Since I have kind of been doing a shelf tour of my family's shelves while I visit them, today we venture to my Daddy's shelves and show part of his Charles Dickens cloth-bound set. (and the fairytale set he bought us one Christmas many years ago.) . My parents are to complete blame for my book buying AND book keeping habits. We weren't allowed to touch my dad's really nice collectors editions until we were old enough to know how to keep them nice 😂😂. (All other books were fair game, just not the collectors editions) You should see the list of rules I run down now whenever I lend a book, not to mention I make a new dust jacket out of sturdy paper just in case an accident happens. 😂😂. While I have not read many classics, you can bet I have read Charles Dickens! And mostly because I wanted to get my hands on these particular books. Moral of the story? Buy pretty books and forbid anyone touching them until they can read responsibly, and it will make your children want to read. Haha. I also decided to raid the heirloom jewelry since I was being all sentimental in this post. It was so fun going through all the old jewelry with my mom and hearing the stories about who handed them down or why they were special. . Have your parents handed down any books to you? Which books in your collection do you plan to save for the coming generations?