Number one child had her second "almost 18" celebration tonight (her real birthday is tomorrow), and of course, there was a book among her gifts. I've been holding on to it for two months already, can't wait to hear her reviews for How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend. She is a huge Johnny Depp fan, and a reader like her mother, so I'm hoping this book is a "good fit".
Books are pretty customary gifts in our family. Santa brings a new holiday book every Christmas, occasionally Seamus the Leprechaun does the same on St. Patty's Day, and there's usually a book among the birthday gifts--or a gift card to a nearby book store. I am thankful both of my children are happy to spend hours looking at and shopping for books. We've got "print-rich environment" covered in spades in this house!
|When my husband had these shelves built, he|
thought it would take years to fill them.
|Coffee table in living room|
|Daughter's Nancy Drew collection; |
she prefers the pre-1980 editions
|My bedside reading|
|Floor next to bed|