Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hidden Treasure

We are almost done with a year-long clean out of the basement. It's been an interesting process, sorting through all the flotsam and jetsam of my childhood. As of this morning only one corner was left untouched, and this afternoon it revealed it's hidden treasure. Books. My books. All of them, from birth to my teen years. This is a rare and valuable find to be sure. Included in the booty are:

-The entire works of L.M. Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables series
-All the Nancy Drew Mysteries I spent every summer searching for at garage sales and thrift shops
-The entire works of Louisa May Alcott
-Several Doctor Seuss books
-The Gnome Book I was enamored of as a child
-Several books by Robert Louis Stevenson
-The American Girl's Handy Book
-Peterson's Field Guide to Birds
-Several Little Golden Books
-The Boxcar Children
-The entire Little House on the Prairie series
-G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown Mysteries
-Some Edgar Allen Poe

This is good stuff. I doubled the Children's and Youth Fiction section of my home library in one go today, and for free. I am feeling good!


  1. Congratulations! That really is a great find! I was a book Junkie as a child.

  2. Thanks! I was a book junkie too. Obviously. It runs in the family.