Sooo it begins. Two years ago tomorrow, I posted my first two reviews... Space Witch and Why I Built the Boogle House. I wanted this to be a place where I could talk about and share my new-found enthusiasm for finding vintage children's books for my son. To show pictures and give descriptions so that other people could fall in love as I have. In that time, it has certainly evolved. It's become a place where former children reunite with long lost favorites. Where moms and dads find library recommendations. Where illustrators gain inspiration for their own work. Where children's book writers come to see who they are following in the footsteps of. Really, this site is a massive hobby and a huge labor of love.
One of my friends often says... "Won't you run out of things to write about?" and the truth is... I doubt even if I wrote this blog until the day I die that I would ever run out of books to effuse about and adore. Seriously, there are so many classics that everyone loves as well as forgotten gems that are just waiting to be found at your local garage sale.
That said, this coming week, I am gonna ask everyone who reads this blog to comment. Even if you haven't before. To tell us what your favorite old children's book is. And why you love it. Every word we write on here spills into the collective Google memory, and provides one more stepping stone to help people find the long lost treasures they've been looking for.
The search is a good one gang. So until the day comes that I grow sick of this, I'll be here.
To celebrate this anniversary, there will be daily giveaways all next week, guests post, special editions and more. Plus, beginning Monday at 9:30 am, everything in the Etsy shop with be marked down 50% through Sunday. So, tune in kids and thank you for making this blog awesome.