Monday, January 12, 2009

Great Monday Give: The Little House

Can I just say here up front, that as much fun as I've had finding these books and sharing them with my son... the fact that you guys are out there doing the same thing for your kids (or yourself!) really makes it all the more worthwhile. The coolest part about the Etsy shop (other than cleaning out my house) has been the messages and positive feedback about how folks were reunited with childhood favorites they'd forgotten. Sometimes I start to feel like this blog is too time consuming and then I get a message like this:

Received this today and was very happy with it. It's in lovely condition. I've been looking for this book for 5 years and am so, so happy I found it through etsy with a totally fantastic seller on the other end.

Or this...

I was hoping this book was the one I loved when I was little and the seller was nice enough to look through the pages and find the one page that I could identify. Yay!! I'm so excited to be able to share this book with my children. Thank you for excellent service and a fabulous transaction!

Or one of you guys posts a comment here like this:

Somebody introduced me to your website, and I have a childhood flashback everyday... The book today just took me right back to age 5!!!! Thank you!

And this...

WOW! You've really made my day! I was just thinking about this book a few days ago. I had it when I was a kid and I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called! Thank you thank you thank you!

2008 was not the best of years for my family, but all of you have provided me with a wonderful distraction from life. Thank you a million times over!

That said... today's Great Monday Give is a very cool old library-bound copy of The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. I love finding books with the old library binding, and this one is in great, tight condition... an excellent reading copy. All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post between now and midnight, Sunday ~ Jan 18. A winner will be picked at random and announced the following morning.

And without anymore chitchat this morning, the winner of last week's give... The Story of Ferdinand is james at 10engines. Congrats and e-mail me your info at webe(at)soon(dot)com.

Bye!

25 comments:

Dan said...

Me please!

aly said...

We'd love to add this to our collection!

Carm said...

This one is an award winner, isn't it? I mean, I've heard of it, but somehow managed not to have read it. I'd love to have a copy.

Meghan said...

well, you are fabulous and so is this blog! it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who follows! glad that things are going so well for you! oh yeah, and i would love to win!

Kate said...

Oh wow! I was so excited recently to have just "discovered" from your blog "Calico the Wonder Horse or the Saga of Stewy Stinker", and now to be introduced to another treasure.... oh, I hope I win :)

porkchop said...

I loved, loved, LOVED this book when I was little and would love to have it to read to my daughter! Thank you for keeping this blog and sharing your wonderful books! It is truly appreciated by many.

KiwiAtHeart said...

I just discovered your blog about a month ago, and I love it. I've been going through the archives looking at all the wonderful books. Thanks!

Claire said...

oh my goodness! this takes me right back to first grade. I loved this book.
thanks for the pleasant memory. I hope I win!
2008 was awful for our family also. Good riddance, bring on the new year.
best to you.
Claire

Regan said...

Ooh, I want this one badly! Thanks so much!

cygnetsmall said...

I love this book (and her others). You deserve all of the compliments you are getting, this blog is a great resource for nostalgic flashbacks!

Paula said...

Love seeing old favorites and finding new ones to add to the many stacks of books in our home...thanks for all the reviews and here's hoping 2009 is good to us all.

World of Julie said...

I also just discovered your blog (through Delightful Blogs, I think) and I love it. I'm sure it's totally time consuming, but there's nothing else like what you're doing, and it's great!

That said, my kids would LOVE this book. We do have a copy but it's in complete tatters and desperately needs to be replaced.

Julie Du. said...

Oh! This was one of my faves as a kid! I'd totally forgotten it until just now. Thank you so much!

Celeste said...

We would love, love, love to own a copy of this one!

Janet said...

This is one of my very favorite books! Also my birthday is January 18! :)

Thank you for running this blog! You do a marvelous job and I look forward to it!

Brooke said...

One of my very favorites! It reminds me of my grandma who used to read it to me.

Amy B said...

Oh, I would love a copy of that book, especially in such a solid binding! Thanks for the opportunity.

Stacy said...

Oh, I've always loved this book but never owned a copy. Thanks for the chance!

emadethis said...

I remember this book. It's wonderful!

chantel said...

Such a great book. Thanks for a chance!

perilloparodies said...

htis one sounds so familiar, and i am sure that is because we must have read it while we were kids. would love to add this to our collection for our kids as well. have a great day.

maria said...

I loved this book as a kid!!!! Thanks for taking me back in time.

Carrie K said...

oh wow! i remember this book!! would love to have a copy!

The Hubinger Family said...

I just adore this book, as does my daughter! We check it out from library when it is available. Thanks for offering it to one of your readers!

Anonymous said...

Yesssss! I was looking through some of the books from when I was a child, and remembered this book from the dentist's office, but couldn't remember the name of it. Thank you so much!

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