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.