Bib-lio-phile: noun a lover of books especially for qualities of format; also : a book collector
That’s me! 🙂
So when a home schooling friend offered me over 1000 home school books and resources for FREE – I was almost giddy!
So what does one do with boxes and boxes and boxes of books?
First you spend hours pouring through every box, touching each and every book and resource. This takes hours because you get distracting and start reading them.
Then you make big piles of the books that you cannot live without and try to fit them on your already full bookshelves.
Meanwhile – your children are also going through each and every box, touching each and every book and also have large piles of books that they cannot live without – because you trained them from a young age to love books – especially when they are free. 🙂
Then you take the many, many, many boxes of books that still remain – and lay them all out neatly in the basement. All over the basement – as in – you must rearrange the basement to make room for them all.
Then you call your homeschooling friends and invite them over for a book party – an “everything is free so please fill as many boxes as you wish and take them to live at your house” book party.
Would you believe they went through each and every box and touched each and every resource and made big piles of books that they just could not live without?
And then their children did the same thing. 🙂
After a wonderful afternoon they took their boxes of books and stuffed in the van with all the children and are probably – right at this very minute – trying to fit them on already full bookshelves.
How do I know this?
Because I’m a bibliophile. It’s what we do.
7 thoughts on “It’s All Free Today!”
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We had a great time Melinda! Thanks so much for sharing. The kids have had so much fun going through our great finds!! 🙂 Logan, Dillan, Taylynn, and Naomi are all appreciating the treasures you so sweetly shared with us. Hope you are having a nice week!
Yep, I would have been in heaven to be surrounded by all that paper. Although I must admit, that while I never thought it would happen, I have become an eReader convert–bought a Kindle on Craigslist when I was preparing for a missions trip this past summer (figured it was easier than the extra baggage fees for all the paperbacks I would have lugged with me, and my Bible weighs 10 pounds, easy) and have become addicted to the little sucker. But there is still something about cracking open a well loved book. Reminded me of something I wrote YEARS ago, and then of course I had to hunt it down and figure out if it was still true . . . . http://kellykpb.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/why-i-read/.
Thanks for sharing, and keep reading!
*swoon*. Books! I am an admitted curriculum junkie and I love it! 🙂
They are still boxes in my van Melinda. Trying to ease 7 boxes into our home un-noticed to the man who is going to need to build us more shelves 🙂
Thank you for sharing your blessing with us. And I loved the walk. Great trail. Tea and a walk next time okay? 🙂
My hands were itching to touch those books, too, even if they would not have fit on our shelves! I think it is in the “genes!”
That is like a dream come true. Truth be told, life gets in the way of my reading. The real me would just like to read all day long every day!!