I started this blog back in April, because I was so excited about all the books I purchased for my new nephew. It has been my whigmaleerie, my notion, my fancy that I might have something to share with the wider world about these books and others. My family is amused by this new hobby of mine. They have been gently encouraging me to carry on with this writing.
The Hobbit blog marked the last entry for books from Elijah’s Little Library. His Crazy Aunt Robin (that’s me!) had so much fun buying the books and writing him a book about his little library. Here’s a picture of me, taken when I was working on his book. Don’t I look like someone’s Crazy Aunt? I wanted the fun of thinking about the books we gave him to continue, ergo I started this blog. To finish the section about Elijah’s Little Library, I’d like to share the introduction to his book.
Welcome to the World!
It is a wide, exciting and sometimes frenetic place. All our family, Uncle Jim, Cousin Alexis, Cousin Sarah and I, are looking forward to meeting you.
I think your Mama and Daddy are rolling their eyes at this point, wondering why we decided on a small library for your very first gift as it doesn’t seem very practical. Well I could say that we are your crazy Aunt Robin and Uncle Jim and that’s just what we do. Ask your Mama when you can, how often a gift from us included a book.
I am your crazy Aunt Robin, but here’s the truth, we love to read and we want to share that love with you. We think if you can read you can go anywhere and do anything even if it is only in your own imagination. With a good book, you are never alone and you always have something to do.
We want you to remember the way it feels to snuggle with your Mama or your Daddy, while you listen to one of their sweet voices reading you to sleep. The way it feels to laugh, when you read a silly story for yourself. The secret joy it is to read covertly under the covers with a flashlight when you are supposed to be asleep. The guilty pleasure you feel when you look up from finishing a thrilling novel and realize that it is 2 am and you have to get up and go to work the next day.
Elijah, enjoy a good book! We have chosen the books in this mini library with you in mind. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we have. When we started to think about this gift, I asked everyone here to give me the names of two books. One they remembered from when they very little and one that was their favorite when they were in upper elementary or middle school. I think you will be surprised at what was included in this little library.
God Bless You Little One!
Love Aunt Robin, Uncle Jim, Alexis & Sarah
April 2, 2016
For those of you who are interested in starting a little library for a young person you love, I have compiled a list of the books in Elijah’s library: LibraryRecap_Aug17_2016. We tried to get something that would please a young boy, however, I think they would be fun for many different readers.