Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves, but if that's where you know me from, you also know I launched that blog a million years ago when my son was a baby. It was started as a way to connect with other people about all the wonderful books I was finding for and sharing with my son. It ended up that I wasn't the only mom looking for the vintage awesomeness of an old book. Loads of like-minded folks were looking for past picture books to share with their kids. Illustrators were looking for inspiration from the past. And TONS of people were just randomly Googling the key words they could remember about a book they loved long ago and lost. (Hi there!)
Way back then, I was a stay-at-home mom on hiatus from working, and had way more time and energy to funnel into a labor of love. Now, I'm back working in publishing, and though I still do love the thrill of finding a treasure here and there and sharing it on the other blog, my son's literary passions sit elsewhere. He hasn't yet become the voracious reader I had hoped for but he still loves books, but more appropriately, graphic novels or anything of the cartoon variety. He adores any story told in images and drawing is his number one way to pass the time. More than anywhere else nowadays, you'll find us in the graphic novel section at Half Price Books digging to find the handful of books age appropriate for an eight-year-old who loves animals, anime, and Doctor Who.
So here I am, starting a new blog when I should be doing a million and one other things on a Saturday afternoon. I'll be in and out of this space, sharing books, sometimes a drawing or two if the boy feels like it. Hope it sticks.
(Image taken from Bone, something you'll be seeing a ton of around here.)