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the books I’ll share with my kids #blogtober14

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Every time I think of my favorite book, my mind doesn’t only go to the story. It goes further than that.

It takes me down this memory lane, to me sharing the book with my future children, and hoping that they will get touched by the message the same that I did.

There are definitely two books that I want to share today. Two books that have grown with me, that have taught me, provided me with family time, and many talks with my own family/friends.

1. The Little Prince

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If there’s one book in the world to add to your collection, this is it. It’s funny how growing up we were one of the only children that knew about it. This was the book my mom would read to us – cuddling in bed, on the sofa – and she always used it to teach us life lessons. We still refer back to it, believe it or not.

This book will be shared with my children. Will be read to them, and hopefully, they will remember all the great teachings of it. There’s another one, besides the quote, that I always hold dear: “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

At times when I thought I was feeling lonely, when friends broke their plans last minute, I’d always go back to this quote: “If you come at four o’clock in the afternoon, then at three o’clock I shall begin to be happy” My mom always used this one on me also if I wanted to cancel something I had planned.

All in all this book is a jewel. It’s a world of wonder, knowledge, friendship, and my eyes still water when I read it.

2. Harry Potter

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It’s no real surprise that this is my second choice. I grew up with them. I lived through them, I cried, laughed, worried and waited with them. They taught m e about love, about greed, about suffering, friendship. And acceptance.

I used to immerse myself on that universe, try and guess how I would behave. Try and find that character that I identified with. There are no words for just how much I’ve loved this series, and for how much I want to share it with my kids. I will be that person with the collection up on my kid’s walls, waiting for the moment to share this universe with them.

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Author: Andrea T

Happily married to the sweetest guy, mother to a furry kitten, lover of all things shiny and sparkly. Quirky, girly and passionate about illustration and design.

9 thoughts on “the books I’ll share with my kids #blogtober14

  1. Love the quote on the HP book pic. I too will always read Harry Potter!

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  2. I have never read The Little Prince, but what a sweet story and sweet memories about the book! Thanks for sharing!

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    • oh, thanks for reading! Even my mom commented that it was her favorite too on my Facebook page. It’s a family thing :) If you ever get the chance read it! It’s amazing and such a heartfelt story.

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  3. I will probably still be reading Harry Potter books when I kick the bucket lol they’re timeless.

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    • I’ll be right there with you! I’ll be the crazy pregnant lady that when I find out I’ll buy books instead of baby stuff because they are a must on the future one’s nighttime routine.

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  4. I love the Harry Potter books too and your about the 10th blog I’ve seen say that they love them too! I feel exactly the same way about them as you do :)

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    • That series, I tell you. And anything that J.K Rowling posts gives me hope that there will be another. haha I could’ve done without the epilogue, but it’s an amazing series nonetheless. :) Thanks for commenting!

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  5. Oh so pretty! I love books that change your perspectives! I found your blog through the #Blogtober14 link-up!

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