I was recently asked in an interview where my passion for books and reading began. At the time of the interview I didn’t think I could pinpoint a particular moment that sparked my passion but thought it developed from a series of circumstances in my life.
It was when my neighbour brought in two bags of her children’s (now adults) Golden Books that a fond memory came rushing back to me.
As a youngster, my mum would treat me each week while on our shopping trips. I didn’t get a lolly or a babycino, but a new Golden Book. From an early age, books were a treat for me.
I know I’m not alone in loving Golden Books either. When I launched My Little Bookcase at a handmade market I had the most beautiful handmade bookmarks, library bags and bookplates available for purchase. But, what shoppers really wanted to buy were the vintage Golden Books I was using as part of the display. Golden Books have a special place in the hearts of most of us.
I had many favourite Golden Books as a child. One of them was There’s a Monster at the End of this Book. For many readings it had me intrigued, and then it simply made me laugh. What are your memories of Golden Books? Did you have a favourite? Do you buy them for your children now?
So here I am, with a mountain of Golden Books. Some are in quite a poor state and I also have many double-ups. Regardless of their poor condition, I won’t be throwing them out.
I love the idea of immortalising them in some way, especially during Book Month. What should I do with these particular Golden Books? I’ve seen some inspiration on pinterest, but I thought you might have some good ideas. Are you up for a Golden Book Challenge?
THE GOLDEN BOOK CHALLENGE:
Task: Think of a way to use/upcycle the pages or cover of a damaged Golden Book. They can be re-used in a creative or practical sense.
Do you want to be involved? Here’s how you can be a part of it:
- a) If you have your own blog: Execute your idea and write a post about it, including photos. Use the InLinkz Tool (Add your link) below to add your post to the collection before the 30 August 2011
- b) If you don’t have a blog: Execute your idea and take photos. Email the photos along with a description to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 30 2011 and I’ll post them on the website.
Come back and visit this post to see what others have created with their damaged Golden Books, and invite your readers to have a look too. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Non-Bloggers take on the challenge too