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As a child, I used to love summertime because it meant I could read whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. No more English class assignments or book reports. "Ivanhoe"? "Ethan Frome"? Pwhooey!

Great books, to be sure. Just not this twelve-year old's cup of tea. And there's just something about "required" reading...I wanted to sit under a tree in the sunshine with an apple and read "A Wrinkle in Time" or "Daddy Longlegs". I still do.

So, Sunshine Books and Paper is born. To share with you some of the joys of reading what you want, when you want.

The Paper part came about because I can't resist a postcard, greeting card, old love letter, label, brochure, photograph, memo pad, blotter, (you get the idea) that I come across at an antique store or estate sale. I like to find paper ephemera in lots and simply thrill in…

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  • Joined June 24, 2011

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summer, the ocean, antique scrapbooks, real photo postcards, Dickens, farms, classic cars, Alice Munro, cats, peaches, dance cards, quilts, dogs and sunshine

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As a child, I used to love summertime because it meant I could read whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. No more English class assignments or book reports. "Ivanhoe"? "Ethan Frome"? Pwhooey!

Great books, to be sure. Just not this twelve-year old's cup of tea. And there's just something about "required" reading...I wanted to sit under a tree in the sunshine with an apple and read "A Wrinkle in Time" or "Daddy Longlegs". I still do.

So, Sunshine Books and Paper is born. To share with you some of the joys of reading what you want, when you want.

The Paper part came about because I can't resist a postcard, greeting card, old love letter, label, brochure, photograph, memo pad, blotter, (you get the idea) that I come across at an antique store or estate sale. I like to find paper ephemera in lots and simply thrill in getting it home and going through the lot, piece by piece. What stories there are in each card, letter and photograph.

So, here it is. Hope you enjoy yourself and find a little piece of history or a book to lose yourself in.

P.S. I really do like Edith Wharton, but "Ethan Frome" ? Pwhoeey!

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