Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Calling All Readers!

Every single summer when I was a little girl, my Mom would take us kids (and there were 6 of us, and yes, my mother was a saint!) to the library and we joined the summer reading club. Did you too? Wasn't that fun? Really, I loved it! It was such a treat to go to our city's big downtown library, find some books, check them out and get a sticker or pencil or whatever they gave out at that time for reading 10 books during the summertime. I still love reading. . . though I don't do near enough of it just for me. I'm generally reading to or with Maddy. Last night we read Amelia Bedelia -- what a fun book! Though I don't think that Maddy really got it and thought it was funny (and it does lose a bit when you have to explain it). Now, I've got Maddy in the summer reading club and she loves it too -- maybe more for the stickers and stuff, but someday I hope she'll remember it fondly like I do.

Anyway, the real reason for this post is this bookmark that I found recently . . . on the sale rack, no less!! Don't you love it!! It's a Brighton bookmark. My Mom and I chat every day (and I don't think that's excessive, do you??), I immediately thought of her when I saw these bookmarks since we often talk about what book we're reading, if it's any good, etc. So, even though her birthday isn't until November -- I bought her a bookmark, had it wrapped and sent to her. Of course, I bought myself one too. It is just too darn cute to not have one. Don't you love it?? I think it's time to use some cool bookmarks instead of dog-earring pages, using post-its or random scraps of paper -- don't you agree??


Jodee Leader said...

That is sooooo cute! You are such a great bargain shopper. I need to hang with you at Von Maur more often!

Love your new blog look too!

Rachel said...

Cute bookmark! I have a cute bookmark that my son made for mother's day at preschool, but it always gets pulled out by little hands!

Lisa said...

I have an ordinary book mark but it was given to me by a friend almsot 15 years ago. It is my favorite.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Love that bookmark!

My mom also took us to the library each and every summer....we were big readers.


Donna said...

I love that bookmark...very pretty! I usually have some playing card or store receipt stuck in my books!

I'm glad Maddy loves books too!

Kim said...

Love that book mark - love Brighton jewelry as well!

Also, love your new blog header!

Kerry said...

I loved the summer reading program as a kid too! And always loved getting a new bookmark. I still do. It just one of the little things that make me happy! Your mom is going to love it! Great find.

I really like your new blog design. Did you do it yourself. It is so cute.
I need to keep working so that I can make my own!

Lisa said...

Love the bookmark! I have fond memories of going to the library in the summer too. How fun!

Jake and Taryn said...

TOO CUTE! I love all things Brighton! I also LOVED Amelia B. books when I was young...they were my favorite! I have not thought about them in a long time until I read your post! :)

Bridget said...

Such a cute bookmark - Lucy would love to pull it out of my book:)

Denise C said...

Hi there!!! I have seen your comments on several of the same blogs that I visit...and had to stop by and visit!
I am a big Brighton fan and love this bookmark!!!!
We also did the summer Library thing, too! Very fond memories!
So nice to meet you....looking forward to stopping back by!
Sweet Blessings,
Denise C