Friday, June 11, 2010

Our Little Library

This week's spotlight falls on

If you're looking for quality children's books, perhaps a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of them and wanting some direction towards the best, Our Little Library is a great blog to follow!  It has highlighted many of my favorite authors and books and introduced me to many others...

Let's meet Stephanie, the author of Our Little Library...

How would you describe your blog?

As I wrote in my first post, I started my blog as a place where I could gush about all the great books I had found at library book sales, garage sales, and thrift stores. I was also interested in learning about the authors and illustrators of the books I loved. A personal goal of mine that I have really been reflecting on recently, was to discover what really makes a good book for the sake of my own children and hopefully other children as well.

How long have you been blogging?

I started Our Little Library in October 2009 after a huge library book sale. I found so many great books and they were so cheap that I couldn't contain myself!

Tell us a little about yourself:

I've moved around a lot - living in big cities and small towns on the east and west coast, the front range, and am now on an acreage in the great plains with my husband of 9 years and 5 children whom I homeschool. I'll probably never use my civil engineering degree again, but hope to eventually master my domestic engineering skills. We have laying hens, ducks, and the obligatory farm cat and are getting better each year at raising our own broilers and fresh produce.

What are some of your favorite things?

Obviously, I love books - especially beautifully illustrated children's books. My taste in music and movies is pretty eclectic, but if I had to pick a favorite genre, it would have to be big band swing from the 1930's for music and black & white classics like "You Can't Take It With You". Why? I think it has something to do with this idea: "...originality and genius must largely be fed and raised on the shoulders of some old tradition." George Santayana.
What advice do you have for other book bloggers?
I'm so new to this that I hardly feel it's my place to give any advice, especially when there are so many great bloggers doing a much better job than me. I guess I would encourage them not to give in to consumerism and fads and popular opinion, but to seek out what is true, good, and beautiful. Only the best for our children!

Thanks, Stephanie, for joining us here at Winning Readings today!

No linky today, but be sure to check out Our Little Library!  Here are a couple of my favorite recent posts:
Nominations for future Winning Blogs are always welcome.

Have a blessed weekend!