Saturday, March 22, 2008

I am trying to convince myself that I don't need to buy this amazing pop-up alphabet book...

As a recovering book-a-holic, one little peek at a cover is enough to send me hurling into a bookstore. Once inside those alluring halls, I find it impossible to leave until someone physically drags me out or once my purchases equals my body weight.

14 comments:

Lady-in-Gray said...

Cool, Sawsee! Somebody put a lot of thought into that.

You can carry your own body weight!?! Amazing!
:-D

Sawsee said...

Hi Lady! Yes, when I have the chance to bring home books I seem to have super human strength!

; > O

Greybishop said...

Well, Sawsee, the book won't be released until October 14, 2008, so if you pre-order now and put $1.00 away each week between now and then you'll pay for the book and a small bottle of wine to go with it...

Greybishop said...

Oh and Sawsee? I have a sure-fire solution for book-aholism.

Open a bookstore. It doesn't cure you, but after about 6 months you realize that ALL the books in the store belong to you and you can stop taking large quantities home with you each week.

Sawsee said...

If I had a bookstore all the patrons would wonder why I spent most of my time rolling amongst the books, doing snow angels.

As well, I would grill each potential buyer to make sure they were going to provide the precious book with a loving home (no bending of corner pages for book marks; and never use a book to squash an insect or set a door ajar).

Greybishop said...

Ok, now that I've stopped laughing at the picture of Sawsee making book angels, I can breathe.

When I buy books, I check each one for broken spines and ripped pages or covers. I'm pretty sure I subconsciously lay a guilt trip on bad book people.

Books are a representation of an author's ink, sweat and tears and should be treated with the respect due anyone's life's work.

Oh and if the above sounds weird, it's not. Authors have ink in their veins...

Lady-in-Gray said...

Sawsee, thank you for those wonderful visuals. You made my day!

Also, I'm happy to hear that your books would only go to good homes....

:-D

newbie said...

Ha! I love the book angels, Sawsee!I may be a slow reader, but I love books and had a huge classroom library (I managed to work at the only school I've ever heard of that closed its library!)during my teaching career. Treading that fine line of not wanting to inhibit their love of books and breaking out in hives everytime one of my little cherubs turned a page harshly, stepped on a book or commited some other form of book assault was quite tricky! The horrors you must see,Greybishop!

Anonymous said...

I have to tell you Sawsee, almost every book you've featured I've gone out and bought.
The Charlie Harper super sized book, my kids and I look through it once a week and we love it. They ask lots of questions about nature when we look at it.
Two books by Bob Gonsalves, Imagine a Day and Imagine a Night.
And two books by Jacek Yerka.
The last four books we intend to cut off the spines and frame the pictures and hang them to fill a wall in my sons room.
Did you mention "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"? I got that too.
JDH

newbie said...

Ooh, JDH! Thank you for mentioning all of those titles, I'm late to Sawsee's wonderful blog and missed those! I used to laminate the front dustjackets of hardcover books and esp. picture books to decorate my "book nook" in my classroom. Framed it will be a beautiful way to decorate and instill the magic from the start!
How is the family, btw? Any updates? AND, have you read "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"? It is one that has been published since I retired, so I'm interested but haven't gotten to it and am quite curious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Newbie! I have read the invention of Hugo Cabret, in one setting. I couldn't put it down. I like the drawings. The story is very interesting.
Our baby should be born in the next two weeks.
What grade did you teach?
JDH

Greybishop said...

Two weeks!

Zoiks!

Sawsee said...

Two weeks!

I don't think i posted the book "The invention of Hugo Cabret"?

Cool, that you have bought some of the others!

I can imagine newbie's balancing act between encouraging her "cherubs" to love books and over-zealous book lovers.

newbie said...

OOOOOOH, Congrats JDH! Keep us posted!
I taught mainly 3rd grade and loved every minute of classroom time. I wrote more on the "vinyl bowl" post.
Great to know that you read that book all at one time, that is a ringing endorsement!