Why start this blog? I do believe that with a good book you are never alone and always have something to do. If that were my only reason, this would be a very short blog.
My niece, Gigi, although she doesn’t know it, started me down this path. She is having a baby and I was invited to her baby shower. I looked over her baby registry and all those items looked boring! So I decided to do what I always do buy a book. After all, I think I am her “Crazy Aunt Robin” who always gives books for gifts.
I asked my family for two books suggestions: a book they liked when they were very young and a book they liked when they were in middle school. Armed with their suggestions I went to the bookstore. I went with no adult supervision to buy her a few books for her gift.
After an hour or so, my husband called and told me to limit my purchases to 10 books. Too late! I was on my way home with over 20. I had such a good time picking them out for her and her son, Elijah! When I arrived home and looked at the array of books, I was stunned! How was I going to tell her about all these great books and what they meant to us? At a shower I would have 5 minutes to tell her about each and every precious book I selected. If I had the time to tell her about each one, she would never remember what to tell Elijah about them. Also, what was I going to call this seemingly random assortment of books. Solution! I decided that Elijah was receiving a “Little Library” and I wrote him a little book about all the books.
I did have the opportunity to talk it through with my niece. She laughed and shook her head. Her husband, Jacob said they needed a bigger bookshelf. I said it was a good idea to plan ahead. Elijah will always need more books.
I had so much joy in preparing Elijah’s book about the books he was receiving! While I was writing it, my family told me that I need to write a blog about children’s books. They think I know something about them. Aren’t they wonderful!
After some consideration, I thought I would. Ergo you have my random ramblings about books. I try never to be without a good book. With a good book, I am never alone, I always have something to do, I can go anywhere and I can do anything!