Friday, February 8, 2013

Do you buy picture books for yourself?

As an adult, have you ever purchased a picture book for yourself? Or as a gift for another adult? Hop on over to Random Acts of Reading where this month, the book blogger panel discusses picture books that aren't just for kids.




12 comments:

  1. Yes. I do teach preschool though. ;o)

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    1. Ah, then you have a lovely excuse, Myrna!

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  2. Eek - the answer is, YES! I bought 'Boy + Bot' and 'Zombie in Love' and 'The Lorax' all last year. If I end up having kids one day, I guess I'll share them :)

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    1. Oh, I love Boy + Bot! There's another one I need to buy. And I actually enjoyed Zombie in Love, but never would have thought of purchasing it. If you have kids one day, they'll have to share your sense of humor!

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  3. I do buy picture books for myself! I love the cover of this one!
    ~Jess

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    1. This is great! So many people are buying picture books for themselves. And I agree, Jess. That's a great cover.

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  4. Heck....I still buy the occasional COMIC BOOK! :)

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    1. Ahaha, Don! That's wonderful. I used to love comic books, especially Superman or Archie.

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  5. I would have to say no, only because I never thought about it. But now that I have a toddler? You bet I'm going to. ;)

    ~Akoss

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    1. Oh, you'll have so much fun buying for her, Akoss (and the bonus is that you get to enjoy them too).

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  6. I collect picture books. (That's just a way to justify the fact that yes, I buy them. For myself. All the time!) I love them. It might have started when my kids read Paul Zelinsky's Wheels On the Bus pop-up book so much they trashed all the moving parts, so I bought another one and wouldn't let the kids near it!

    I indulge myself every Christmas. Sometimes I go into the bookstore with a few ideas from blogs, but it's most fun just to browse, let my eye be caught by the artwork, then read and see how funny or clever or sweet or subversive they are.

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    1. Hi Kim! I've purchased pop-up books just for myself too. They're so delicate, they're really not made to stand up to constant play.

      Collecting picture books is fun, as long as you have the space for your growing collection!

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