Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Welcome to our house

Pull up a chair, get comfortable with a mug of hot chocolate and let's talk about books. My name is Jill, republishing books is what I do – the ones worth reading and sharing with our children, even if they are fifty years old! Favorite books are like old friends, having them in hand again brings back times from our youth spent buried in books.

In future posts I'll bring news of upcoming books and special items we'll be adding to our Purple House editions, such as notes from the authors, extra drawings from the illustrators, and possibly interviews with them. If there's something you want to see here, ask! It might be possible to bring here for you :–)

Suggest books. Let's discuss them. What did you read as a child? Is it hard to find now? Who read to you, how old were you? Please share what you remember from those days, I'd love to hear about them.

I'll get us started, when I was little my favorite was Mr. Pine's Purple House. I remember sitting on my dad's lap when I was three, looking for the picture which showed fifty white houses all in a line on Vine Street. I loved knowing Mr. Pine wanted his house to be different from everyone else's.

As I grew older I adored the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She enjoyed so many simple things in life, no phones or tvs for her! I imagined myself growing up as Laura in her dugout on Plum Creek.

What about you? What books were important to you?