Saturday, March 24, 2007

The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and I'm starting the spring cleaning! Well, just barely starting that is. I picked up this and that, reorganized and rearranged a few things and then I got just a bit sidetracked...
You see, as I was cleaning up the books around my nightstand I began to wonder what had happened to some books of mine. I'd left them here at my parents house two years ago and I knew they were around somewhere. So, after rummaging around the upstairs for a bit and peering through the boxes in the basement for awhile, I found my books!
I'd forgotten how beautiful they were, just take a peek at these:
A lovely copy of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass"...
and yes, it has the original illustrations!
A brightly colored copy of "Gulliver's Travels"
And the tiniest little "Vanity Fair" in two volumes.
Aren't they gorgeous?! They really don't make books like that anymore *sigh*...and so that is why I search the old book stores, yard sales, estate sales and library sales looking for my literary favorites in some nice, old, hardcover book.
Alright, well I guess it's back to the spring cleaning for me and then later...well I just rediscovered my complete works of Thackeray...I think I have some reading to do tonight!


belle epoque said...

oh my! beautiful! pookie and fig will especially enjoy reading those with you, i bet.

Merci-Notes said...

so very nice, I agree