I love to read, and as a kid I loved going to my school library.
I came across this little bookstore in Monterey CA.
- Bookstore in Monterey, CA
When I stepped in the door, I was immediately taken back in time to the days I spent as a child perusing my school library. From that very distinct smell of the books, to the sight of those nifty little round step stools!
For some reason, I always thought those step stools were so very clever and cool! I’m not sure why I thought they were so cool, but I just did.
Simple pleasures, I guess.
Back then, I could, (and would), sit and read for hours!
Getting lost in the stories, dreaming of my own adventures. I would always check out the maximum number of books that was allowed at each visit, and I never shied away from the books with lots of pages. Sometimes, I would even try to find the books with the most pages in them!
I lived vicariously through Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Little House on the Prairie books. My imagination soared when I read all of the Oz books, beginning with the Wizard of Oz. And I was fascinated by the adventures of the little girl in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
These are just a few of the books that were stand-outs to me as a kid. Books I still think about today, and might even go back and re-read….some day.
Maybe, but…there are so many other books to read!
My eyes just won’t stay open for as long as they used to when I was a kid, so it takes just a little bit longer to get through a book!
But I still enjoy it, and strangely enough, I still look for the really long books to read.
So many books, just not enough time!
Or is it more like, so many books…just can’t keep my eyes open!