Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valentines for A Book-Lover

So for Valentines Day, my honey took me to Books-A-Million and let me pick out a couple new books. He gets me. And after he found this awesome book/DVD/timeline for me of all the presidents of the United States right up to Barak Obama (I'm a lover of history, don't judge), I happened upon this book called Little Humans by Brandon Stanton.


Before we go any further, can I just reminisce a moment? I miss Book Traders. If you are reading this and have no idea what I'm talking about, well, first of all, I'm glad you're reading my blog. Book Traders was a local used book store that I went to all during my growing-up years. Probably almost half of the books I own I found browsing through the shelves at Book Traders. My hubby and I have spent many an afternoon searching for and discovering literary treasures there. And now it's gone. Sometimes when I go into some of these huge chain bookstores with their FroYo shops and their aisles of glossy new titles and games and puzzles and movies, I get a little overwhelmed and at times even frustrated trying to find a book. *sigh* C'est la vie...

Back to my sweet new books.

First, this book on our nation's presidents. Love, love, loving it. There is a short biographical section on each president which includes a timeline of his presidency that highlights the major events that happened during his term(s). There is also a small section on every single first lady.  Included with the book is a 65-minute DVD about the presidents, a decorative copy of the Declaration of Independence, and a long timeline beginning with George Washington and ending with Barak Obama that notes major world events.  It's awesome. If we ever homeschool, it's going on the wall. Heck, if we never homeschool, it's going on the wall. I love all of it.  And it came in this sweet box.  I mean, shut the front door!  I hope you will all still be friends with me now that you know how I geek out over the small things.





And next, Little Humans. It's my new favorite book, y'all. Written by the creator of the popular blog Humans of New York, it's a children's book featuring stunning photos of real live children.  It's the most adorable thing I've seen in a while, and I was nearly in tears in the bookstore when I got to the end of the book.  It. Is. The. Sweetest. Thing.  Do yourself a favor and go buy a copy right now.  I don't care if you don't have kids, this would make a great coffee table book, and besides, C.S. Lewis said once, "A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." Before I go off on a tangent about reading children's books, I'll end this post.


What is your favorite kid book?  What was your favorite subject in school? Any other history nerds out there reading this? 

13 comments:

  1. The way you geek out about History is the way I geek out about Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Lol

    And my favorite children's books are the "If You Give a ____ a ____" books. I also really love the little critter books. *sigh* Children's books are the best :)

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    1. i.e., "If You Give a Moose a Muffin"

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    2. Yes! If You Give A Mouse A Cookie! Cody had never heard of it so I read it to him the other day. =)

      Oh you and your sci-fi. Although I would hardly call that a school subject, I love that we are nerdy together. =)

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    3. Okay, favorite school subject was either math or music. Talk about nerdy. You can't get much nerdier than math. :)

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  2. favorite kid book: hardy boys.
    favorite school subject: lunch

    but i did really like history, that was always one of the classes i had an easier time sitting through.

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    1. Oh Hardy Boys. Best memories of Dad reading those to us at night and us begging him for "just one more chapter, pleeeease!"

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  3. Dr Suess for young ages and Boxcar children for older! I plan on reading those to Addyson, in about two years, maybe? Also, never read Hardy Boys. Don't kill me. ;P

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    1. I love Dr. Seuss and The Boxcar Children. I'm still a little upset with myself for not keeping all my Boxcar Children and Babysitter Club books. Did you ever read Nancy Drew? Same author as Hardy Boys. =)

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  4. Nope. No Nancy Drew, either. :/

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  5. I must see this Little Humans book.

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