Wednesday, October 9, 2013

books of the week

For the kiddos: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies. Beautiful illustrations and poems following the seasons. This is one of my favorite children's books! Both kids love looking through it.  Gorgeous and sweet.

And for me: Heart of the Artichoke by David Tanis. Recipes from a former chef at Chez Panisse.     The photographs and writing are beautiful and everything sounds delectable. The book and recipes are divided by season with some staple foods and cooking ideas listed in the beginning. I have a few recipes from this included in our meal plan this week. 
Anyone who knows me in real life, knows that I am the ultimate book lover. I love reading books, collecting books, perusing books. There are many, many books in our house even though we have a very tiny house. 

My favorite source for books due to both space and financial constraints is the good, old library. We have a fantastic library system here and we use it constantly. I love libraries. If I ever go back to school it will be to get my master's in library science. I started going to storytime as a wee babe (I come from a family of library and books lovers), and soon after I got my first library card and a big stack of books to go along with it. My middle school years were spent walking with friends from school to the library (with a quick stop for candy along the way) and spending the afternoon there until my mom could pick me up after work. I spent all of my teen years with an amazing job working in the children's section of a large library. I was the librarian for my son's preschool. I have watched the library shift and grow from card catalogs and microfiche to dvd's and the internet. It is such an amazing, incredible resource and I am so very glad it exists. 

In honor of my love for libraries and books, I am hoping to have a weekly writeup about some new books we are enjoying. We always have quite a large amount amazing books checked out at any given time, so I thought I would share some. I am hoping to share a children's book and an adult book every week, although sometimes I may focus on one or the other. 

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