I could have called this post "Messy corners of my home." This is our (ahem) "study" aka the future nursery. One wall is solid bookshelves (Ikea's Billy) filled with books. I'd say 90 percent of them are mine, although Ed is adding to our collection more and more. When we moved in here, he almost died as he watched the movers carry up box after box labled "Nonfiction M-P" or "Fiction A-C." I have sinced mixed fiction and nonfiction, but still have everything shelved alphabetically by author (except for knitting books and reference, which are separate).
Anyway, as I mentioned this is going to be our future nursery. See the unassembled crib that hs been there for over a year? We can bring ourselves to set it up yet. But I did take a chance two weekends ago and let myself buy something for the kiddos: books, of course. My friends Kristin and John and their baby Lincoln and I went to the very cool Printers' Row Book Fair, and we hit the used children's book tents with a vengance. To see what new books I got, visit our adoption blog.
But I thought I'd share this oldie-but-goodie that I also picked up. My sister and I had The Bumper Book growing up, and I actually called her from the fair to see if we still had it. She didn't think so, and she thought for $16 it was worth getting. (She was right: Two are listed on Amazon for $57 and $81.) It's in great shape and contains all the stories I remember: "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," "The Wee Kitten Who Sucked Her Thumb," "We Won't Tell," "Animal Crackers," "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," and "The Ginham Dog and the Calico Cat." It was published in the 60s. Does anyone else remember it?