Friday, February 26, 2010

Show Us Your Life...What I Collect

If you know me "in real life" or if you've been reading my blog for any length of time, it will come as no shock to you that I'm a lover of books. Something I haven't mentioned is that I'm also a collector of books. My stepmom, Laura, began collecting antique books many, many years ago. When I was little, I loved to look at her collection of Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames books. I have admired them for YEARS! She has an extensive collection and I love the look that it gives her house. I mentioned, at some point, wanting my own collection of books and she has not let me down! Each year at Christmas I get one or two antique books for my own collection.

***And yes, I know that those editions of Jane Eyre and The Iliad, as well as one of the installments of the Twilight series are not antiques.***
I currently own:
*First edition Gone With the Wind
* Several John C. Winston Company children's books: Robinson Crusoe (1925), The Swiss Family Robinson (1929), Tales from Shakespeare (1924), The Story of a Bad Boy (1927), Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates (1925), Favorite Fairy Tales (1917), Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (1917), The Three Musketeers (1931), Little Men (1928), and Heidi (1924).
*The two odd-men-out are The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Harper and Brothers - 1923) and Treasure Island (Rand McNally & Company - 1916).
I have thoroughly enjoyed my antique books collection and I look forward to adding to it in the years to come!


Cas said...

I love to read and have a pretty massive collection of books...but my dream would be to have like you antique books and first editions. I would love to have an in home library with a big comfy chair where I could snuggle down and read anything I wanted! Nice collection.

taralynn819 said...

Yay books!

Anna Catherine said...

I personally prefer nesting dolls and blankets. I know James loves blankets too! Being an English major means I also collected books too!

Bridgit said...

New to your blog it ...great collection of books!

Little Mama said...

I love your antique book collection. How cool is it that you have a 1st edition of Gone With The Wind? Yay for book lovers!

Darla DiStefano said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner...I love your collection of books...I have one too! What a wonderful gift! I love my antique Girl Scout Handbook! Happy collecting!

Abramyan Avenue said...

I would abslutely DIE for the first edition Gone With the Wind.. Fabulous!! I love your book collection! It's wonderful! -April