but most of the "good" books were in my grandmother's house, where I lived off and on for many years.
She had all the classics of the time, I read every one.
I remember she had a gigantic Mirriam Webster dictionary on a stand and I used to spend hours looking up words.
I have the same kind of dictionary in my house today, 2nd edition, on a swivel oak stand, I cherish it.
In my mother's house was mostly Reader's Digest type books,
but I had easy access to the town library and was SO frustrated by their 3 book limit!
When my children were born, I read to them starting at 18 months, and they grew into avid readers.
I still consider that the most important gift I could have given them, and so do they.
My house today is overflowing with books in several rooms, plus on the Nook, plus hundreds of e-books on several discs.
No way will i live long enough to read them all, but I sure save time by not having to go to the library!