Bookish Questions – What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?

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What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?


The most surprising thing you would find on my bookshelves today are the children’s books.  No, I don’t mean the children’s classics, like The Wind in the Willows, that I often reread.  I’m talking about actual children’s books.  Things like, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, and The Foot Book. I don’t have many right now, but you can expect many more to be coming soon, because there will soon be a new member of the family. 

new driver coming in april

That’s right!  Matt & I are expecting our own little mouse in April.  I’ll be sharing more about that later in the week, but in the mean time, I have a bookish question for you. What books did you enjoy most when you were little? What about your kids or grandkids?




  1. anna on October 4, 2016 at 8:47 am

    We have an extensive collection of children’s picture books like “Santa Bear’s First Christmas,” “Pagoo”, “Mr Willoughby’s Christmas Tree” etc.
    I’m sure many of my Spanish Evangelical friends would be surprised (not to say incensed) by my collection of books about St Therese of Lisieux. I think some of them might even write me off as a lost cause. This doesn’t bother me, however. 😉 I don’t have to pray to St. Therese to admire her and learn from her.

    • Andrea on October 4, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Woo…. I love Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas Tree. I need to find a copy. Based on your response, I think you got this post read before I got it updated this morning. You might want to read the updated version for some exciting news.

  2. anna on October 4, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Whoopeee!! There’s gonna be a mouse in the house!

    I got my copy of Mr Willoughby from Amazon for seven euros, and it was brand-new, even smelled new. It had a small red mark across the bottom edge of the pages, meaning it had been pulled from some shop’s stock, but that was all.

    The seller was called Bookcloseouts, if that’s any help.

  3. anna on October 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Rats, triple post! When I was a kid I practically read Mr Willowby to pieces. And there was an old copy of Eight Cousins, and Honey Bunch: Her First Trip on the Ocean. From the school library there was Pagoo, and D’Aulaire’s Norse Gods and Giants (now known as D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths or some such, and the new introduction does it such a disservice!). As a kid I loved Pippi Longstocking but sadly she isn’t quite as much fun now. Guess I got old. I wanted to be her when I was ten, though!

  4. Laura Pommier on October 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Congratulations! I just got back from visiting my newborn grandson. Growing up, my three girls enjoyed the old fashioned Little Golden Books. Later we read the entire Little House Series each night before bed. My mother’s My Book House series contained the “real stories” before they were morphed into Disney. However of all the books, one that stands out is Hope for the Flowers, which wouldn’t surprise me if it’s already on your shelf.

    • Andrea on October 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      I had never actually heard of Hope for the Flowers, so I stopped by Goodreads to find out what it was, and I think it will definitely be a book to add to the shelf.

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