I think that I’m going to be one of those little old ladies that dies surrounded by her stacks and stacks of books. They’ll have to dig me out, and then spend weeks on end carting away all my horded tomes.
It is just really hard for me to part with a book that I love.
I get kind of invested in the story and it feels wrong somehow to just cast it off.
So, I troll Goodwill and estate sales for bookshelves… but mostly, I just end up finding, you got it, MORE BOOKS!
You people are no help at all, either. You’ve all got such great book recommendations on your side bars! Do you not know that you’re serving to enable my obsession?
And then, sweet Amber sent me one of her gorgeous bookmarks. It’s such a dear, sweet little thing, that I just grin and grin every time I open my book. (You guys had better keep a close eye on Amber’s site, because she’s about to open a shop, and if her little photo glimpses are any indication, it’s going to be completely delicious!)
So, when my oldest, who was just reading his first ever chapter book (the original Boxcar Children), asked for a bookmark, I had to try to make him something special. Then, of course, his brother demanded one for his daily reader.
(the sweet mushroom is Amber’s)
Then came one for a friend…
It’s so much fun, that I fear I’m going to now die surrounded by not just books, but stacks of books, each with their own lovely little embroidered mark!
That’s where you come in, friend.
I was thinking that perhaps a few of you would be interested in a little swap of sorts. Nothing fancy or complicated, you’d just get paired up, and trade a book that you’ve finished, and a handmade bookmark. Maybe even a few kids would like to participate?
I think I could stand to part with a book, if I knew that it would be passed on to someone else who would read and perhaps love it the way I had. I know that my boys would get a huge kick out of swapping books and making bookmarks for other kids too. At least then we’d get a new story each, without having added to the stacks.
So, if you’re interested in such a thing, just leave a comment saying that you’d like to join in, and if you have kids that would like to participate, their names and ages as well. I’m going to leave it open until say, the end of next week, then I’ll email you with your partner’s name and email address. Afterwards, you can talk amongst yourselves about the details of swapping. Sound good?
And now, I’m braving the frigid night to meet a girlfriend and see Juno! YAY!
Be warm, all!