Books - Past and Present

We are on to a brand new week. Chugging along :)

Am I the only one who hasn't cleared stuff from her childhood bedroom after moving out? I had to go over recently to do some massive packing. It was a hot, sweaty and dusty affair. I found old letters/cards from 20 years ago, among other treasures. Yes, I was actually brave enough to read some of those letters, and was left marveling at just how much I have grown up. Haha. 

I wrote previously about my childhood toys, most of which have been taken out for Bubbles to play with when she is at my parents'. I've recently been reminded about keeping selected toys we currently own for the future generation. Timely, as we are looking at a redo of Bubbles' bedroom to accommodate her sister in the near future.

Sadly, our beautiful collection of children's books have mostly been destroyed from a leak in the wall. Thankfully, besides my now-vintage Peter and Jane books, I still have a few other books from when I was a little older - all still arranged neatly on a shelf next to my bed:
I just took a closer look while writing this and noticed that "Good Wives" is upside down. Hmm...I wonder why?! I really wouldn't mind reading all these books again, and relish the thought of possibly having time to do so, giving myself an opportunity to revisit the fictional worlds I did many years ago. These days, most of my reading is done online, and often on the fly (although I always have a stack of half-read books next to my bed). Most hard copy reading is usually in the form of The Economist, and cookbooks - the former only because we are subscribers.

This brings me to my next point: I just borrowed these five cook books from the library. They were selected quickly, and without too much consideration, as I had two kids in tow. I am looking forward to pouring over them and selecting recipes to try. Yes, I already have a small collection of cook books of my own - I should write about them soon. But it was hard to resist bringing some home from the library's vast collection. Hopefully these will lead to more yums from my kitchen.


Nerdymum said...

cookbooks are the only books I manage to finish these days! yums!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

That explains your fab cooking!

Jiahui said...

Good wives! I loved that book! You are maybe the 4th person I know who has that book, and I assume read the entire lot!

fibrate said...

I seriously need to retrieve ALL my Nancy Drew books from my parents' house...someday. And I love cookbooks too, except I have no use for them :)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

4th! Is that too few or too many to you? haha. Yes I did read the entire lot. For better or worse, I am certain part of the domesticity in me has been influenced/inspired by these books!

Ack. My Nancy Drews were damaged by the leak too. Along with Enid Blytons. You..have been busying yourself with more important things than to cook, I reckon! :)

Evelyn said...

I love the Katy series! I have those stored in my iPad because I'm having to read in the dark a lot these days, while waiting for my son to fall asleep.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Oh! I read them so many times while growing up! A lot of positivity in them.