I am a bibliophile. I admit I have this problem of needing books, hence why I love my Nook. (Can I just say this has soooooooo helped with bookshelf space?) Even though I love my Nook, I must admit at times I do miss the smell of reading a paper-formatted book. (To me it is one of those great smells in life, like chocolate chip cooks, chocolate, baking bread, the smell of snow in the air, burning leaves, pizza, spring, and steak. Luc just got done reheating his steak from last night, it smells great.)
Hopefully Lando will be a bibliophile. He/she/they have a great collection of books amassing in his/her/their bedroom. Lando’s collection started during college with the children’s literature classes I took as well as the closing of the University Bookstore at the Bone Student Center. This collection is somewhere in our house, we just are not sure exactly where these books are right now. (I am pretty sure these books are in plastic tubs in the basement. I just don’t know which tubs. . .) It also helps that I highly enjoy attending the Scholastic Warehouse Sale.
Last weekend Luc and I added to Lando’s library during our adventure up north by getting him/her/them Good Night Chicago (this way we can pre-teach our first trip to Chi-Town and Lando can learn about the Shedd, sports teams, and the orange street sculpture you see in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and My New Family.
Yesterday brought about a trip to Borders (so going to miss you) and adding more books to Lando’s library. (We also came to the realization that a list might need to be created with the books Lando already owns on it.) We added some of the classics to Lando’s bookshelves, at least classics according to Luc. We can now say our child(ren) has on his/her/their bookshelves, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, The Story of Babar (I love Babar!), The Little Engine that Could, Bear in Underwear, and Walter the Farting Dog. (I am thinking Joey will be reading Walter to Lando, Joey thought it was great when I read it to him last night.)