How many of you, growing up, wanted have a part in one of Jo’s skits in Little Women-like me, or dance with Winnie the Pooh, or separate the good witches from the bad ones, or ride a gentle giant lion? What a wonderful world stories give us to live in as children when reality sometimes gets too “real.”
So many of my fondest memories were spent in libraries growing up…I loved everything about them…the dusty smell, the old bookshelves, the whispers making echos and everything appear a little magical. Once a week mother would drop me off at the library so I could pick out a new book (hopefully Nancy Drew) or if not re-read one of my favorites of hers again. Those two hours I got to spend there were some of my happiest memories. The book would have to last me through the weekend…so I took my time looking through all my favorite collections.
And then one year for Christmas I, not only, got the latest book I had been waiting on for months…but a Nancy Drew book marker came with it…as part of a sales promotion. You would have thought I had won the lottery.
*It did get me thinking…if I loved book markers so much as a child…I wonder if my grandchildren would… so I have started looking around for some to order for future books in their interest areas. Here are some I have found to date!
Nancy Drew book markers for Eva Cate…Hot Wheel book markers for Jakie and sports/football markers for Rutledge and Lachlan. Oops and a Eloise book marker…for, of course, Eloise!
These days, waiting on the latest Louise Penny Detective story in the series reminds me of the long waits for another Nancy Drew mystery book. Maybe so much hasn’t changed after all? I am just coming full circle. I am just as impatient waiting at the age I am now…as I was as a nine and ten year-old!
The front cover of the book is, in fact, waiting on a front cover picture!
*I can draw a little red devil if that will speed things up! Pointed ears, a long tail, and a pitchfork…there, done…now let’s get this thing published! 🙂
So until tomorrow….”When I was young I admired clever people, now that I am old I admire kind people.” (who love to read!)
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh